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North Carolina 'Virginia 
Annual Conference 







BENNET 

Greensboro, 



JOURNAL 

of the 

FOURTH SESSION 

of the 



North Carolina^Virginia 
Annual Conference 

of the 
METHODIST CHURCH 



L. SCOTT ALLEN, President and Resident Bishop, 
the Gulf Coast Area 



SESSION HELD AT 

BENNETT COLLEGE 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

MARCH 26-28, 1968 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY 
AVERY E. ROBINSON 

Conference Secretary 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page No. 
TITLE PAGE 1 

SECTION NUMBER ONE 

A. Secretary's Foreword 4 

B. Program of the Annual Conference 5-6 

SECTION NUMBER TWO (Organization) 

A. Officers 7 

B. District Superintendents 7 

SECTION NUMBER THREE (Action of the Conference) 

A. Minutes of Daily Proceedings 8-16 

B. Business of the Annual Conference 16-24 

C. Appointments .24-27 

SECTION NUMBER FOUR (Directory) 

A. Roll and Addresses of Conference Members 

on Trial and in Full Connection 28-29 

B. Roll and Addresses of Retired Members 29-30 

C. Roll and Addresses of Approved Supply and 

Supply Pastors 30-31 

D. List of Local Preachers 31 

E. Lay Delegates (Registered) at the Conference 31-36 

F. Ministerial and Lay Delegates to the South- 

Eastern Jurisdictional Conference 37 

SECTION NUMBER FIVE (Necrology) 

A. Roll of Deceased Members of the Conference 38 

B. Memorial Service 39 

C. Memoirs: L. A. Brown, B. L. Burge 40-41 

SECTION NUMBER SIX (Reports) 

A. Report of the Historical Society 42-52 

B. Trustees Report 52 

C. Joint Distributing Committee — Progress Report 53-54 

D. Composite Report, District Superintendents 54-58 

E. Board of Pensions Report *• • 58 

F. Board of Missions Report 59 

G. Conference Lay Leader's Report 60" 62 

H. Auditor's Report (Ernst & Ernst) 62-64 

I. Minister's Wives Report 65 

J. Treasurer's Report , G 6 " 83 

SECTION NUMBER SEVEN (Resolutions) 

A. Organizational Resolution ^ 

B. Resolution on Bounds and Work of Transitional Trustees 84 

C. Resolution to Abandon Preaching Places 84 

D. Resolution to Dispose of Lot at Southern Pines 85 

E. Resolution from the Interconference 

Commission or Campus Ministry 85 

F. Resolution from the Committee on Courtesy 85-87 

SECTION NUMBER EIGHT 

Statistical Tables 88 ' 97 

SECTION NUMBER NINE (Pastoral Service) 

A. Chronological Roll 98 

B. Record of Pastoral Service 98-106 



SECTION NUMBER ONE 

A. SECRETARY'S FOREWORD 

This Journal of the fourth and final session of the North 
Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference, because of its histori- 
cal significance, was authorized by the Conference by unan- 
imously passing the following motion submitted by William 
R. Crawford, chairman of the Conference Commission on 
World Service and Finance : 

"I move that the Secretary of the Conference 
be authorized to publish a journal of this his- 
toric closing of the North Carolina-Virginia 
Conference, and that he be given adequate 
funds for this publication as we have done in the 
past, and that copies be sent to members of this 
session." 

I have endeavored to give a true account of the official 
proceedings and actions of the Conference. An effort has 
been made to include programs, a directory of ministers and 
laymen (registered delegates), reports, resolutions, tables, 
records of pastoral service and other materials. 

I appreciate the confidence that members of the Con- 
ference have exhibited, and the recognition they were willing 
to give me, in electing me as secretary for a second quad- 
rennium, of which I shall not be able to finish due to merger. 

I want to thank Miss Johnsie McCorkle, Samuel E. 
NeSmith, and James H. McCallum for assisting me during 
this service as secretary. I also appreciate the help and co- 
operation of Clay Printing Company of Winston-Salem, Inc., 
as well as the work of the typist and cnosultants, who aided 
in the preparation of our Conference Journals. 



Avery E. Robinson, Secretary 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 5 

B. PROGRAM 

of the 
FOURTH SESSION 

of the 
North Carolina- Virginia Annual Conference 

Southeastern Jurisdiction 
The Methodist Church 

BENNETT COLLEGE 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

MARCH 26 - 28, 1968 

1 

L. Scott Allen Presiding Bishop 

J. W. Gwyn, Sr Host District Superintendent 

J. C. Peters Host Pastor 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1968 

3:00 P.M. — Meeting- of the Board of Ministerial Training 
and Qualifications, The Committee on Confer- 
ence Relations and other Boards and Agencies. 

5:30-6:30 P.M. — Dinner 

7:30 P.M. — Holy Communion* Bishop L. Scott Allen, 

Celebrant 

Communion Meditation . . Bishop L. Scott Allen 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1968 

7:00-8:00 A.M. — Breakfast** 

8:30 A.M. — Devotion Committee on Worship 

9:00 A.M. — Conference Business 
Roll Call 

Organization of the Conference 
Composite Report of the District 
Superintendents — J. B. Bethea 
Report of the Conference Treasurer 
Report of the Conference Statistician 
Presentation of General Board 
Representatives and other guests 



6 FOURTH SESSION 






11:45 A.M. — Sermon Bishop Charles F. Golden 

12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M.— Lunch 
2:00 P.M. — Conference Business 






4:00 P.M. — Memorial Service. .The Reverend Eugene Black 

Presiding 

Memorial Sermon . . Reverend J. E. McCallum 

5:30-6:30 P.M. — Dinner 

7:30 P.M. — Christian Higher Education Emphasis 
Revered J. E. McCallum, Presiding 
Music Bennett College Choir 

Address Dr. Major J. Jones, President 

Gammon Theological Seminary- 
Music Bennett College Choir 

Address .... Dr. Isaac H. Miller, Jr., President 

-,-, . Bennett College 

Offering 

Benediction 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1968 

7:00-8:00 A.M.— Breakfast 

8 :30 A.M. — Devotion Committee on Worship 

9:00 A.M. — Conference Business 

11:45 A.M. — Ordination Sermon . . Bishop Earl G. Hunt, Jr. 
Charlotte Area, The Methodist Church 

12:30 P.M. — Reading of the Appointments 
Bishop L. Scott Allen 
The Benediction 

1:00 P.M.— Lunch 



! The Communion Service will be held at St. Matthews 
Methodist Church, Corner of East Lee and Ashe Streets. 

'Breakfast will be served at the motels in which the Con- 
ference Members and Visitors will be stopping. 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE T 

SECTION NUMBER TWO 
ORGANIZATION 

A. OFFICERS OF THIS SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE 

L. Scott Allen ... President and Resident Bishop 

Office: 306 Gay St., Nashville, Tennessee 37201 

Avery E. Robinson Secretary 

2063 "K" Court, N. W., Winston-Salem, N. C. 27105 

James M. Pannell Statistician 

3210 Garland Ave., Richmond, Virginia 23222 

James W. Gwyn Treasurer 

1106 Caldwell Street, Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Clarence M. Winchester Conference Lay Leader 

1506 S. Benbow Road, Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Assistant Secretaries 

Miss Johnsie McCorkle and Samuel E. NeSmith 

Assistant Statistician 

Mrs. Mary Gibson 

B. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS 

Joseph B. Bethea 3301 Barton Ave., Richmond, Va. 23222 

David DeBerry 1700 W. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 28208 

James W. Ferree 2021 Waters Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 27610 

James W. Gwyn 1106 Caldwell St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 



FOURTH SESSION 



SECTION NUMBER THREE 

ACTION OF THE CONFERENCE 

A. MINUTES 

of the 

DAILY PROCEEDINGS 

TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1968 
7:30 P. M. 

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE 

Reverend James W. Gwyn, Host District Superintendent, Presiding 

Prelude: Music by the Senior Choir of St. Matthews Methodist Church, 
Miss Juanita Wells, Organist. 

The Call to Worship 

The Processional: Hymn No. 470 "God of Grace and God of Glory" 

The Holy Communion Ritual Section 830, pp 8-13 

Scripture Reading, The Gospel . . Rev. David DeBerry, Superintendent 

of the Western District. 

Anthem: "God so Loved the World" Senior Choir 

Scripture Reading, The Epistle . . Rev. James W. Gwyn, Superintendent 

of the Central District. 

The Affirmation of Faith: The Korean Creed Section 741 

Announcements 

Offering: Rev. James W. Gwyn in Charge 

(the Offering was received for Liberia Africa Education) 

Hymn No. 325 "The King of Heaven His Table Spreads" 

The Communion Meditation Bishop L. Scott Allen 

Resident Bishop 
Invitation to Christian Discipleship 

Hymn No. 192 "In Christ there is no East or West" 

The Act of Holy Communion: The Bishop and District Superintendents 

in Charge. 

The Recessional :Hymn No. 165 "Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing" 

Benediction and Three-Fold Amen. 

Bishop Allen, Celebrant at the Holy Communion Service, used for his 
meditation theme: "This Do in Remembrance of Me." The theme was 
based on the Scripture found in the 22nd chapter and 19th verse of the 
Gospel according to Saint Luke. 

The Offering received at the Communion service was: S250.00. 






NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 9 

WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION 

MARCH 27, 1968 

8:30 A. M. 

Devotions were led by the Committee on Worship. T. J. Burley, and 
J. T. Jones in Charge. 

Hymn No. 1, "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing", was followed by the 

Affirmation of Faith. Unison Prayer by all worshipers was led by T. J. 
Burley. 

Hymn No. 107 "Jesus Calls Us"' 

Meditation: T. J. Burley 

Closing Hymn 

9:00 A. M. 

Formal opening of the business of the fourth and final session of 
the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference, Bishop L. Scott Allen 
presiding. 

Bishop Allen called the Conference to order and welcomed the 
ministers and laymen to the final session of the conference. 

A motion to suspend the 'formal' rules of the Conference was made 
on recommendation of Bishop Allen. A motion to that affect prevailed. 

The roll of deceased members was called by the secretary, Avery 
E. Robinson. The members of the Conference stood and sang, "O They 
Tell Me of an Unclouded Day." Prayer was led by G. M. Phelps, a 
retired member, in remembrance of the deceased brothers in the Gospel. 

The decreased members were: Leander Anthony Brown and Benjamin 
Laddy Burge. 

The roll of Retired Members was called, followed by the roll of the 
Effective Members. 

Bishop Allen recognized the secretary, Avery E. Robinson, who pre- 
sented an Organizational Resolution (see Resolutions elsewhere) The 
resolution was approved with the adding of the name D. S. Harkness 
as Associate Reporter to the Religious and Secular Press. 

The secretary was asked to name his assistants. He submitted the 
names of Miss Johnsie McCorkle and Samuel E. NeSmith. 

The Chairman of World Service and Finance, William R. Crawford, 
was called to name the Treasurer. He submitted the name of James W. 
Gwyn as Conference Treasurer to become a part of the Transitional 
Trustee Board of Legal Procedures and Properties. 

Bishop Allen recognized David DeBerry who presented the following 
resolutions. 

1. That the Conference be reduced from four to three districts 
so that there will be one in the bounds of each Conference 
— Western North Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. 

2. That the Transitional Trustee Board be improved to carry 
on all Conference matters pertaining to their functions, after 
this Conference adjourns. 

The Resolution was approved and accepted upon vote by the Conference. 



Id FOURTH SESSION' 



Disciplinary questions 1-3 were called for by Bishop Allen and answer- 
ed by respective agencies and persons concerned. Question number 4 was 
directed to be answered — "Conference Merged". Question number 5 was 
asked and answered in the affirmative. 

Bishop Allen called for a resolution from the Commission on World 
Service and Finance in regard to its delegated work since such work does 
not come under the Transitional Trustees obligations. This resolution was 
to be presented at a later time. 

Under question 8, the Composite Report of the District Superin- 
tendents was made by Joseph B. Bethea (see reports for his recorded 
report). 

The Character of all the ministerial members of the Conference was 
found to be blameless in their life and official administration, as answer 
to question 19. 

Report of the Treasurer: 

The report of the treasure was made by James W. Gwyn. It was 
accepted with corrections. The report is to be referred to the Transitional 
Trustee Board for auditing. This procedure was approved by vote of the 
Conference. 

Deletion of R. L. Clifford's Name: 

The chair ordered that the name of Richard L. Clifford, who has been 
transferred to the Washington Conference, be deleted from the Con- 
ference Trustee Board in the "class of 1968. This class will end in Septem- 
ber of 1968. 

Upon an inquiry by a Mr. Jackson pertaing to vouchers siipporting 
and confirming disbursements of Conference Funds, it was ruled by the 
Conference that such matters be handled by the transitional trustees. 

The Statistician Report: This report was made by James M. Pannell, 
Conference Statistician. It was accepted and adopted, (see table) 

The Report from the Board of Pensions was called for by the chair. It 

was not ready and postponed to a later time. 

■K 

The Report from the Conference Trustees was made by Clarence M. 

Winchester. It was accepted after a question period on its contents, (see 

reports) 

Announcement of Transfers: 

Bishop Allen announced that the following men are transferred into 
the North Carolina-Virginia Conference: Edward G. Hinton from the 
Central Alabama Conference, and Sylvester T. Gillispie, from the Florida 
Conference. 

Clarence M. Winchester was appointed as CONVEINER of the Transi- 
tional Trustee Board. 

Bishop Charles F. Golden, former president of the North Carolina- 
Virginia Conference was presented to this final session and received a 
standing ovation of appreciation for his guidance in the past. 

Visitors and Guests presented: 

Joseph Haskins, Chairman of the Committee on Courtesy, presented 
the following guests and visitors to the Conference: 

Rollin P. Gibbs, Executive Secretary of Lay Activities. W. N. C. 
Conf.; Ray E. Whatley, General Board of Pensions: Jack Crumb, N. C. 
Council of Churches; Miss Bessie Lee. Secretary to Bishop Allen: 
Roscoe Williams, Baltimore Conf.; Mrs. Howard Doyle, Board of 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 11 

Missions of the W. N. C. Conf.; John H. Carper, Director of Church 
Extension, in the Western N. C. Conf.; Edgar B. Fisher, Dist. Supt. 
(Burlington) N. C. Conf.; S. L. Fields, W. N. C. Conf.; Charles D 
White, Secretary of the W. N. C. Annual Conference. 

James H. McCallum was recognized by the Chair. McCallum presented 
a Resolution to abandon as a preaching place and dispose of property 
of Asbury Church on the Eastern District. The Resolution was adopted, 
(see Resolutions) 

Bishop Allen announced that forms for pastoral reports will be sent 
to ministers and requested that the district superintendents see that 
said forms are filled out by each pastor. 

Following the above announcements, the Bishop declared a recess 
for fifteen minutes. 

11:25 A. M. Business resumed 

The chair recognized Joseph Bethea, Chairman of the Committee on 
Nominations. He made the following nominations: 

Trustees— Class of 1971, James H. McCallum, S. T. Brooks, L. M. Mayfield, 
S. T. McCorkle. 

Motions by Joseph B. Bethea: 

1. That the sermon scheduled to be preached by Bishop Hunt be set 
at 11:00 A. M., Thursday morning. 

2. That after the reading of the appointments on Thursday, we sing 
"God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again", and be adjourned 
FINIS. 

11:40 A. M. 

After singing "O Jesus I Have Promised," Bishop Allen made a 
formal presentation of Bishop Charles F. Golden. Then the hymn, "Am 
I A Soldier of the Cross" was sung followed by the sermon by Bishop 
Golden. 

He used St. Luke, the 19th chapter and the 37th, 40th, and 41st 
verses as the basis for his message. His theme was, "Tears, Tragedy, 
Triumph". 

The closing Hymn: "Stand By Me." 

Announcements 

Benediction by Bishop Golden. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

MARCH 27, 1968 

2:00 P. M. 

Devotions were led by James T. Jones, Chairman of the Committee on 
Worship. 

NOTE: At the morning session additional guests and visitors were: 
Reverends Don P. Stowe, W. N. C. Conf.; M. Marion 
Workman, W. N. C. Conf.; Garland Stafford, W. N. C. Conf. 
Executive Secretary, Board of Missions; Horace McSwain, 
W. N. C. Conf.; Mrs. L. Scott Allen, wife of Bishop Allen. 

The chair directed that disciplinary question 20 be answered; "Con- 
ference Merged." 



12 FOURTH SESSION 



Disciplinary questions 21-32 were answered through the report from 
the Board of Ministerial Training and Qualifications made by James T. 
Jones, chairman. This report was referred to the Board for further study. 

Samuel L. Townsend was recognized to make the report from the 
Committee on Pastoral Relations. The report was adopted, (see report) 

Mr. George M. Curry, from the Methodist Publishing House, was 
presented to the Conference and subsequently addressed the group and 
presented a check in the amount of $3,785.03. It was moved by S. L. 
Townsend and seconded by W. T. Brown that the check be applied to the 
Pension Fund. The motion passed. 

The Ministers Wives were granted an order of the day at 10:30 a. m. 
Thursday, March 28, on a motion passed by the Conference. 



J. J. Patterson was requested to make the report from the Conference 
Board of Missions. The report was made and accepted by vote of the 
Conference, (see report) 

Disciplinary question 10 was asked and answered that the support plan 
for the district superintendents will remain the same until the end of the 
Conf. year. The answer was based on a motion to that effect, passed by 
the Conference. 



Dr. James C. Stokes, editor and manager of the North Carolina 
Christian Advocate was presented to the Conference by Bishop Allen. 
Dr. Stokes addressed the Conference and distributed complimentary copies 
of the advocate to the ministers. 



Admission on Trial: 

Robert Howard McDowell was admitted on trial by Bishop Allen. 
Theodore Von Carter was admitted on trial by the Bishop also. 

4:05 P. M. 
MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Eugene Black, Presiding 

The ministerial members who have died are: 
Leander Anthony Brown, effective 
Benjamin Laddy Burge, retired 
Oscar Davenport, approved supply 

The memorial sermon was delivered by James E. McCallum. His theme 
was: "A Message From Beyond." (see memorial service program else- 
where). 

The afternoon session was adjourned at 4:30 P. M. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SESSION 
7:00 P. M. 

Christian Higher Education Emphasis, J. E. McCallum, presiding 

The music was furnished by the Bennett College Choir. 

Higher Education addresses were delivered by Dr. Major Jones, 
President of Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia; and Dr. 
Isaac Miller, President of Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Visitors at the evening service were: 

W. T. Medlin, Jr., minister of Central Methodist Church, Albemarle, 



NORTH CAROL IN A-VIRGINIA ANNU AL CONFERENCE 13 

N. C. Mr. Medlin is Secretary Designate of the Western North Carolina 
Conference; Dr. J. Elwood Carroll, superintendent of the Albemarle 
District, Western North Carolina Conference. 

Announcements and remarks by Bishop Allen. 

Adjournment of the evening session at 9:30 P. M. 

MORNING SESSION 

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1968 

8:30 A. M. 

Devotions led by James T. Jones, Chairman of the Committee on 
Worship. 

Hymn No. 21 "All People on Earth Do Dwell." Scripture reading 
from the second chapter of Romans. A morning meditation was given by 
Jones. 

Devotions ended with the singing of Hymn No. 416, "In the Cross of 
Christ I Glory." 

9:00 A. M. BUSINESS SESSION 

Bishop Allen called for the report on the Journal. It was made by 
Kenneth Frazier and adopted. 

Motion : 

A motion was made and carried that the Conference Secretary, Avery 
E. Robinson, examine and review the Conference Journal at the end 
and following the last session without referral to the Committee on the 
Journal. 

Motion : 

A motion was made and executed to set 10:00 A. M. as the time 
for the order of the day for election of a reserve ministerial delegate to 
the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference to replace Richard L. Clifford, 
transferred. 

The Bishop recognized William R. Crawford, Chairman of World 
Service and Finance. Crawford presented a report which contained the 
following Motions: 

1. "I move that the Secretary of the Conference be authorized to 
publish a journal of this historic closing of the North Carolina- 
Virginia Annual Conference, and that he be given adequate funds 
for this publication, as we have done in the past, and that a copy 
be sent to members of this session." 

2. "I move that the transition trustees be authorized to handle all 
funds as related to the North Carolina-Virginia Conference be 
entrusted to this committee and audited." 

The above two motions were properly seconded and passed by vote 
of the Conference. 

A supplementary report from the Board of Ministerial Training and 
Qualifications was made by James T. Jones, Chairman. The report con- 
tained the recommendation to recognize the orders from another denomi- 
nation for Richard A. Bell, an Approved Supply Pastor. It was presented 
to the Conference for consideration. The orders were duly recognized, 
(see report) 

The Conference Lay Leader, Clarence M. Winchester, was called to 
present his report, (see detailed report) 



14 FOURTH SESSION 



Placques of Appreciation were awarded to Bruce Hargrove, Vice- 
Chairman of the Board of Lay Activities; and Earl Contee, Secretary of 
the Board. 

The Committee on Courtesy presented the following visiting Bishops 
to Bishop Allen, who in turn recognized them and introduced them to the 
Conference. 

They were: Bishop Walter C. Gum, Richmond Area and the Virginia 
Conference; Bishop Paul N. Garber, Raleigh Area and 
the North Carolina Conference; Bishop Earl G. Hunt, 
Charlotte Area and the Western North Carolina Conference. 

The District Superintendent of the Eastern District, James W. Ferree 
was recognized for the making of remarks of appreciation to the ministers 
and laymen of his district for fine cooperation and support given him during 
his service as superintendent. 

Mrs. Trula McKeithan of Red Springs, N. C. was recognized. She 
presented a gift to Rev. Ferree from the Woman's Society of Christian 
Service of the Eastern District. 

Distributing Committee: 

Joseph B. Bethea was called to make a report from the Joint Distri- 
buting Committee for pensions. In connection with this report, Rev. Ray 
E. Whatley of the General Board of Pensions addressed the Conference. 

Tellers named for counting of ballots in the election of a ministerial 
delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. The following were 
named: 

L. M. Mayfield Central District 

J. J. Patterson Western District 

J. H. McCallum Eastern District 

J. M. Pannell Virginia District 

S. E. NeSmith Secretary's Staff 

Board of Pensions Report: 

The report from the Conference Board of Pensions was made by Oscar 
W. Burwick, Chairman. It was accepted and adopted by vote of the Con- 
ference, (see report) 

Samuel L. Townsend was recognized and presented a token of appreci- 
ation to Mrs. J. W. Ferree, wife of Dist. Supt. James W. Ferree. 

FIRST BALLOT for election of ministerial delegate to the South- 
eastern Jurisdictional Conference. 

Number of Ballots Cast 52 

Number of Ballots Defective 3 

Number Counted 49 

Number Needed for Election 25 

NO ELECTION 

The following ladies were presented to the Conference: 
Mrs. Walter Gum, wife of Bishop Gum; Mrs. Earl Hunt, wife of 
Bishop Hunt. They were presented by Mrs. Allen, wife of Bishop Allen. 
Bishop Paul Garber of the Raleigh Area addressed the Conference 
and welcomed members of this Conference into the N. C. Conference 
and his area. 

Bishop Gum of the Richmond Area addressed the Conference followered 
by words of greetings from Bishop Hunt. 

Bishop Garber took the chair to preside during the time alloted to 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 15 

the minister's wives at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. J. David Kelly presided over a 
program rendered by the wives. 

The Minister's Wives Program consisted of an introduction of the 
officers of their association. An orchid was presented to Mrs L Scott 
Allen by Mrs. J. W. Gwyn. Mrs. Kelley, president of the association- 
Mrs. James W. Ferree; Mrs. James W. Gwyn; Mrs. Joseph B. Bethea- 
and Mrs. Cleo Sharpe were recognized and presented corsages. The 
Minister's message to the Conference was delivered by Mrs. Kelley. (see 
their report in reports section of the Journal) 

SECOND BALLOT for election of ministerial delegate to the 
Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. 

Number of Ballots Cast 48 

Number of Ballots Void 

Number of Ballots Counted 48 

Number Needed for Election 25 

NO ELECTION 

Report of the Historical Committee was made by J. David Kelley. 
It was moved that this report be printed in the Journal as a closing chapter 
to the Committee. The motion passed by vote of the Conference (see report). 

THIRD BALLOTT for the election of ministerial delegate to the 
Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. On this Third Ballott the 
results were: 

Number of Ballots Cast 43 

Number of Ballots Counted 43 

Number of Ballots Void 

Number Needed for Election 22 

Number Received by Individual .... 32 

J. DAVID KELLEY WAS ELECTED ON THIS THIRD BALLOT. 

Motion A motion was made and carried to extend the time in order to 
complete Conference Business. 

G. M. Phelps, retired minister of the Conference was recognized. 
He presented a token of appreciation to J. W. Gwyn for Mrs. Gwyn. 

Rev. Phelps addressed the Conference and stated that he had answered 
50 roll calls during his ministry and gave a review of his thankful years 
as a minister of the gospel for so many years. 

A Resolution was made by David DeBerry from the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Interconference Commission on Campus Ministry, meeting 
at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, High Point. N. C. on February 
12, 1968. 

Motion 

It was moved by J. E. McCallum, that pursuant to paragraph 1451, that 
the Conference confirm the name of Mrs. Marionette Sprave as Director 
of Music in Roanoke, Virginia. The motion passed. 

11:45 A. M. 
Ordination Service 

Bishop L. Scott Allen, Presiding 
Scripture by James W. Gwyn — John 17: 1-11. 
Hymn No. 92, "Amazing Grace. How Sweet the Sound"'. 
The Ordination Sermon was delivered by Bishop Earl G. Hunt. Jr. 



16 FOURTH SESSION 






of the Charlotte Area, Southeastern Jurisdiction. His Text was: John 
1:29. His Theme was: "Gentlemen, the King". 

Hymn No. 335, "Let Zion Watchmen All Awake". 

Richard A. Bell took the examination for deacon orders and had his 
orders from another denomination recognized. 

Clyde E. Dungee was ordained elder in the Methodist Church. 

Participating in the Ordination Service were the district superin- 
tendents, Bishops Allen. Hunt, Gum, and Garber. 

Hymn No. 87, "Take the Name of Jesus With You", was sung by the 
congregation. 

The report from the Committee on Courtesy was not read from the 
Conference floor, but is printed in the Journal, (please see) 

The Reading of Appointments by Bishop L. Scott Allen 

James H. McCallum was appointed District Superintendent of the 
Eastern District; David Deberry was appointed District Superintendent 
of the Virginia District, and James C. Peters was appointed District Super- 
intendent of the Central District. 

The Closing Hymn, "GOD BE WITH YOU 'TIL WE MEET AGAIN," 
was sung by the congregation. 

The Benediction, Bishop Allen 

Adjournment 

Avery E. Robinson, Secretary 



B. THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The Minutes of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference. Held 
in Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina from March 27th, 1968, 
through March 28th, 1968 . Bishop L. Scott Allen, Presiding. Date When 
Organized: August 11th. 1964. Number of This Session: Fourth and Final. 

PART I. ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium: 

Secretary? Avery Edward Robinson, 2063 "K" Court, N. W.. Winston- 
Salem, North Carolina 27105 

Statistician? James M. Pannell, 3210 Garland Street. Richmond. 
Virginia 23222 

Treasurer? James W. Gwyn (to serve as a member of Transitional 
Trustee Board), 1106 Caldwell Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 
27406 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated? No. 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, 
and in what amounts? James W. Gwyn, Treasurer. 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited? Yes. 

4. Have the conference boards, commissions, and committees been ap- 
pointed or elected? CONFERENCE MERGED 

a) Board of Ministerial Training and Qualifications? 



NORTH CARO LIN A-VIRGINIA A N NUAL CONFER ENCE 17 

b) Committee on Conference Relations? 

c) District Committees on Ministerial Qualifications? 

d) Committee of Investigation? 

e) District Boards of Church Location and Building? 

f) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference? 

g) Commission on World Service and Finance? 
h) Commission on Town and Country work? 

i) Deaconess Board? 

j) Board of Missions? 

k) Board of Education? 

1) Board of Christian Social Concerns? 

m) Board of Lay Activities? 

n) Board of Hospitals and Homes? 

o) Board of Evangelism? 

p) Board of Pensions? 

q) Commission on Christian Vocations? 

r) Conference Woman's Society of Christian Service? 

s) Commission on Minimum Salaries? 

t.) Commission on Promotion and Cultivation? 

u) Television, Radio and Film Commission? 

v) Committee on Publishing Interests? 

w) Optional commissions and committees? 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective 
records upon and according to the forms prescribed by The Methodist 
Church? Yes. 

6 .What is the report of the statistician? See Table of Contents in Journal 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? See Table of Contents in Journal 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of 
the work within their districts? See Conposite Report of district 
Superintendents. 

9. What is the schedule of minimum salaries for pastors? See Reports 
Section in Journal. NOTE: This schedule is effective only until 
merger is completed. 

10. What is the plan and what are the approved claims for the support of 
the district superintendents for the ensuing year? The Three district 
superintendnts shall receive $7,300.00 salary; $1,000.00, rent; $700.00, 
travel; 'annual plan) until merger is completed. 

11. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the 
conference to be raised for the support of conference claimants? 
Balance of amounts listed on poge 34 in 1967 Journal. 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference: CONFERENCE 
MERGED (see 1967 Journal for information pertaining to these appor- 
tionments) 

a) For the World Service Fund? 

b) For the Episcopal Fund? 

c) For the General Administration Fund? 

d) For the Interdenominational Co-operation Fund? 

e) For the Temporary General Aid Fund? 

f) For the Jurisdictional Administration Fund? 

g) For the maintenance of our institutions of higher learning? 



18 FOURTH SESSION 



13. What is the percentage division between world service and conference 
benevolences for the current year: World service? %; Conference 
benevolences? % Conference merged (see 1967 Journal for prior 
report. 

14. What aTe the reports, recommendations, and plans of the conference 
agencies: 

a) What is the report of the Board of Pensions and what appropriations 
for conference claimants are reported and approved? See Report 
Section in Journal. 

b) What is the report of the Board of Missions of disbursements of 
missionary aid within the conference? See Report Section in 
Journal. 

c) What is the report of the Commission on World Service and 
Finance? See Report Section. 

d) What is the report of the Commission on Christian Vocations? No 
report at this final session. 

e) What are the other reports? See Report Section in Journal. 

15. What Methodist institutions or organizations are approved by the 
conference for annuity responsibility? None. 

16. What date is determined for Golden Cross Enrollment Sunday? Con- 
ference Merged. 

17. Conference lay leader: 

a) Name and Address: Clarence M. Winchester, 1506 S. Benbow Rd.. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

b) What is his report? See Reports Section in Journal. 

c) Who are district and associate district lay leaders? See complete 
roster in Journal. 

18. What local churches have been: 

a) Organized? None. 

b) Merged? None. 

c) Discontinued? Asbury Methodist Church, Fayetteville, N. C. 

d) Relocated, and to what address? None. 

e) Transferred into this conference from the Central Jurisdiction, and 
with what membership: 

1) This year? None. 

2) Previously? None. 

PART II. PERTAINING TO MINISTERIAL RELATIONS 

19. Are all the ministerial members of the conference blameless in their 
life and official administration? Yes. 

20. Who constitute the Conference Committee of Investigation? CONFER- 
ENCE MERGED 

21. Who are the approved supply pastors: 

a) Student approved supply pastors and in what schools are they 
enrolled? William Howell, Gammon Seminary. Atlanta, Georgia; 
Eugene Victor Maafo, Duke Divinity School, Durham, N. C, 
Belvin Jessup, A. & T. University, Greensboro. N. C; Andrew 
Brown, A. & T. University, Greensboro. N. C; James Monroe 
McLean, University of N. C. at Charlotte, N. C, Ralph Allen Frone- 
berger, Hood Seminary, Salisbury, N. C, David Dunlap, to enroll 
in Gammon Seminary, Atlanta, Ga.. has just recently graduated 
from A. & T. Univ., Greensboro, N. C. 

b) Full-time approved supply pastors and what progress has each made 
in the course of study? All the below named persons have completed 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFER ENCE in 

(graduated) from the Course of Study: Howard F. Barclay, William 
I. Johnson, Willie L. Mapper, Richard A. Bell, Moses L. Prather, 
Walter N. Johnson, George W. Fowler, and Hori W. Spencer 
c) Part-time approved supply pastors and what progress has each made 
in the course of study? 
COMPLETED COURSE OF STUDY: Stewart E. Black, Richard W. 

Hall, III, Walter Hurd, Bert Dula, Arthur Hall. Buford Miller. 

Sophia East, Paul G. Carter, John F. McEachin, and Otto Withers' 
IN THE INTRODUCTORY STUDIES: Medway Brown. 
COMPLETED 1st YEAR and Progressing: Frederick D. Hobbs, 

Johnny Boyd. 
COMPLETED 2 YEARS but not progressing: John A. Gray. 
COMPLETED 3 YEARS but not progressing: Marion W. Walton. 
NOT ENROLLED nor seeking enrollment: G. L. Warren, I. C. 

Spinks, W. T. Rankin, Benton Hill. J. O. Hill is presently 

seeking admission in the Course of Study. 

22. What approved supply pastors are credited with annuity claim on 
account of full-time service during the past year? Walter N. Johnson, 
Howard F. Barclay, George W. Fowler, Willie L. Napper, Richard A. 
Bell, William I. Johnson, Moses L. Prather, Hori W. Spencer. 

23. What preachers, coming from other evangelical churches, have had 
their orders recognized: 

a) As local deacons? Richard A. Bell 

b) As local elders? None 

24. Who have been admitted from other evangelical churches as traveling 
preachers : 

a) As members on trial: Deacons? None. 
Elders? None. 

b) As members in full connection: Deacons? None. 
Elders? None. 

25. Who are admitted on trial: (List alphabetically. See note under question 
33.) 

a) With degrees from approved colleges and credits from approved 
schools of theology? None. 

b) With degrees from colleges not accredited by the University Senate 
and credits from approved schools of theology? None. 

c) With degrees from approved colleges and completion of the intro- 
ductory studies for the ministry and the first two years course of 
study? Theodore Von Carter 

d) With partial college credit, completion of the four-year course of 
study, and six years' service as approved supply pastors? Robert 
Howard McDowell 

26. Who are continued on trial; and what progress have they made in their 
ministerial studies: 

a) As students in approved schools of theology? Wilbert David Talley — 
will complete second year of Seminary Training in June of 1968. 

b) As graduates of approved schools of theology? Peter E. A. Adoo 

c) In the four-year course of study? Japeth F. A. Kerr, Completed the 
course of study; Joseph Alfred Carter, Completed course of study. 

d) In the four graduate courses of study? None. 

27. Who on trial are discontinued? Thomas Jefferson Curry, Jr. 

28. Who are admitted into full connection? (List alphabetically. See note 



20 FOURTH SESSION 



under question 33.) None. 

29. Who have been elected deacons: (See note under question 33.) 

a) Theological Students? None. 

b) Members on trial in the course of study? None. 

c) Approved supply pastors? None. 

d) Missionaries? None. 

e) Chaplains? None. 

30. Who have been ordained deacons? (See note under question 33.) None. 

31. Who have been elected elders: (See note under question 33.) 

a) Theological graduates? None. 

b) Course of study graduates? Clyde E. Dungee, Sr. 

c) Missionaries? None. 

d) Chaplains? None. 

32. Who have been ordained elders? (See note under question 33.) Clyde 
E. Dungee, Sr. 

33. Who have been admitted or ordained to accommodate other conferences: 
None. 

a) Admitted: On trial? 
Into full connection? 

b) Ordained after election by this conference: Deacons? 
Elders? 

c) Ordained after election by other conferences: Deacons? 
Elders? 

(NOTE: Members of this conference who were admitted or ordained 
through the accommodation of other conferences during the year 
should be listed under Questions 24-32, whichever are appropriate, 
along with their fellow members who were admitted or ordained at 
the current session. In each case the date and accommodating con- 
ference should be recorded. Under Question 33 should be listed persons, 
now members of other conferences, who were members of this confer- 
ence only during the period necessary for their admission or ordination. 
In each case the conference of which the person is now a member, and 
any other conference involved, should be recorded. Transfers preceding 
or following actual service in this conference should be listed under 
Questions 36-37.1) 

34. Who are readmitted: 

a) As deacons? None. 

b) As elders? None. 

35. What retired members have been made effective? None. 

36. Who have been received by transfer? (List alphabetically. If probationer, 
so indicate. See note under question 33.) 

Sylvester Gillispie, Florida Conference, March 27, 1968 
Edward G. Hinton, Central Alabama Conf., March 27, 1968 

37. Who have been transferred out? (List alphabetically. See note under 
question 33.) 

Richard L. Clifford, Baltimore Conference, February 1, 1968 



Who have had their conference membership terminated: 

a) By voluntary location? None. 

b) By involuntary location? None. 






NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNU AL CONFERENCE 21 

c) By withdrawal? None. 

d) By judicial procedure (expelled)? None. 

39. Deceased: (List alphabetically.) 

a) What ministerial members have died during the year? 

Leander A. Brown, Born Nov. 5, 1901, Died Jan. 16, 1968, Date re- 
ceived into full connection in a conference Oct. 1931. 
Benjamin L. Burge, Born July 3, 1888, Died Jan. 7, 1968, Date re- 
ceived into full connection in a conference Nov. 1914 

b) What approved supply pastors have died during the year? Oscar 
Davenport, July 9, 1967 

c) What deaconesses have died during the year? None. 

40. Who are the supernumerary ministers, and for what number of years 
consecutively has each held this relation? None. 

41. Who are granted subbatical leave? William R. Crawford 

42. What ministerial members have been retired: (List alphabetically.) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? Alter, Ernest E.; Bynum, Charles G.; Caldwell, Gilbert 
H.; Dula. J. Q.; Friend, Ira A.; Green, Herbert A.; Holland, James 

H.; Jefferson, M. M.; Langford, John W. Sr.; McCallum, Felton F.; 
McCallum, Robert F.; McLeod, Edward M.; Patterson, Geo. W.; 
Phelps, Grandison M., Sr.; Polk, William H.; Sharpe, Robert C. 

43. What approved supply pastors have been retired: 

a) This year? None. 

b) Previously? Harvey J. Lambert. James B. McKay, Joseph E. Tyes, 
Walter Davis, Jefferson McCallum, Turner D. McCorkle. 

44. Who are appointed to attend school? (List alphabetically all those whose 
prime appointment is to attend school.) 

a) Members on trial? None. 

b) Members in full connection? Charles W T . Beane 

45. What is the number of: 

a) General Information: Pastoral charges? 94; Approved supply pastors? 
35; Received on trial? 1; Received into full connection? 0; Trans- 
ferred in? 2; Transferred out? 1; Received from other evangelical 
churches? None; Readmitted? 0; Discontinued? 1; Withdrawn? 0; 
Expelled? 0; Located? 0; Deceased? 3; Local preachers? 10; Women 
under appointment? 1; Retired made effective? 0; Retired serving as 
supply pastors? 2; District parsonages: 1; Value; Indebtedness. 

b) Number of ministers: 

(1) On trial: 

(a) As pastors? 5 

(b) Under special appointment? 1 

(c) Appointed to attend school? 
Total on trial? 6 

(2) In full connection: 

(a) Effective: 

(i) As pastors and district superintendents? 56 
(ii) Under special appointment? 4 
(iii) Appointed tc attend school? 1 
(iv) On sabbatical leave? 1 
Total effective? 62 

(b) Retired? 16 

(c) Supernumerary? 

Total ministerial members: (Add total on trial, effective, retired, 



22 



FOURTH SESSION 



and supernumerary.) 84 

46. What other personal notation should be made? Corrections in pension 
credit granted for approved supply service during previous years. The 
continued answer to this question will follow question 51 below. 



PART III. CONCLUDING BUSINESS 

47. What are the detailed objectives of this conference for the coming year? 
• See supplementary report.) Conf. Merged 

48. Where shall the next Conference Session be held? Conference Merged. 

49. Is there any other business? No. 

50. What changes have been made in appointments since last Annual Con- 
ference Session? See list of appointments. 



51. Where are the preachers stationed for the ensuing year? 
appointments.) 

CONTINUED ANSWER TO QUESTION No. 46 



(See list of 



ACTIVE SUPPLIES 

BANNER, Archie 

BELL, Richard A. 

BOWMAN, John L. 
BROWN, Medway 

BUIE, Sampson 

CAMPBELL, Eugene C. 

CARTER, Paul G. 
DULA, Bert J. Sr. 

DUNLAP, David 

EAST, Mrs. Sophia Jane 

ELDRIDGE, Leonard Blake 

ENNIS, Roy S. (W) 
FOWLER, George Wyatt 

GAMBLE, James William 

GRAY, John A. 
HALL, Arthur Ruff 



Correct record to delete 1 yr., 62-63 and 
delete from q. 22 in the 1964 journal. 

Correct q. 22 in the 1965 journal to read 
Richard A. Bell instead of Joseph A. 
Bell. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1965 and 1966 
Journals 

Correct record to delete for 1961-62 and 
delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Delete from q. 22 in 1961-62-64 Journals. 
All service 1940-65 PT(was part time) 

Grant 3 yrs., 1957-60 

Delete from q. 22 in 1961-62-63-64 Jour- 
nals All 1945-67. (part time) 

Correct record to delete for 1964-65 and 
grant 3/4 yr. for 1966-67. 

Correct record to delete for 1962-63 and 
delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Delete fromq. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 Jour- 
nals. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Delete from q. 20 in the 1953 Journal 
and grant 1 year, 1966-67. 

Supernumerary from 1950-June 1964. 
Effective relation with annuity credit 
6/7/64 to 6/12/66. 

Correct record to delete for 2 yrs., 1962- 
64 (part time) 

Correct record to delete 2 yrs. 1961-63 
PT and delete from q. 22 in the 1964 
Journal. 



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29 



ACTIVE SUPPLIES - Continued 



HAYDEN, William Jones 
HILL, John F. 
HOLLAND, Ralph 
HOWELL, William B. 
JOHNSON, WiUiam Isaiah 
JONES, Luther Harding 

LEAZER, Willie V. 
LEWIS, Henry 
McEACHIN, John Franklin 
McGIRT, Daniel Robert 

McLEAN, Emma Ruth 

McLEAN, James Monroe 

McRAE, John W. 

MARTIN, Robert Marion 

MILLER, Buford Curbin 

NAPPER, Willie Lorenza 
PRATHER, Moses Linwood 

RANKINS, W. Turner 

RANSOM, Herbert Bernard 

SCOTT, Clifton 

SHARPE, Robert Edward 

SLADE, G. Wilbur 

SOUTH, Jack L. 
SPENCER, Hori Wrightson 
SPENCER, J. C. 

TISDALE, Lieutenant T. 
WALTON, Marion William 
WARREN, Garland Lash 

WILLIAMS, Esau Alfred 



Grant 3 yrs., 1955-57, 1961-62 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Grant 6 yrs. 1946-52. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 
Journals. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62 Journals. 

Delete from q. 22 the 1963 Journal. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-67 Journals. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 
Journals. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 
Journals. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 
Journals. 

Correct record to delete 1 yr., 1963-64 
(part Time) 

Delete from q. 22 in 1961-62-63-64 Jour- 
nals. 

Delete from q. 22 in 1961-62-63-64 Jour- 
nals. 

Grant 3 yrs., 1957-60 

Delete from q. 20 in 1953 Journal, Grant 
4 yrs. 1964-68. 

Correct record to delete, for 1962-63 and 
from q. 22 in the 1964 Journal. 

Delete from q. 20 in the 1953-54-56 jour- 
nals and q. 22 in the 1957-58-59 journals 
- part time. 

Correct record to delete for 1962-63 and 
from q. 22 in the 1964 journal. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63 jour- 
nals. 

Correct record to delete 2 yrs., 1961-63 
All part-time. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1964 journal. 

Grant 2 yrs., 1950-52. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 
journals. 

Correct record to delete 2 yrs., 1962-64 

Correct record to delete 1 yr., 1962-63. 

Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64 
journals. 

Correct record to delete 1 yr., 1962-63. 



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ACTIVE SUPPLIES - Continued 

WITHERS, Otto Abraham Delete from q. 22 in the 1961-62-63-64-67 

journals. 

BAILEY, Charles William Grant 2 yrs., 1944-46. 

BROWN, Beverly Grant 3 yrs., 1940-13. 

CARTER, Joseph A. Jr. Grant 1 yr., 1966-67 

SHIVER, James Henry Grant 1 yr., 1958-59. 

SPECIAL CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS 

COLTRANE, Leslie Wylie Grant 1 yr. for total of 6 yrs., 1950-52 

and 1957-61. 

DAVENPORT, Oscar S. (Bessie) Correct record to 10 yr. minimum 
DAVIS, Walter F. Correct record to 7 yrss. 1958-65. 

LAMBERT, Harvey Jackson Correct record to 8 yrs., 1959-67. 

McCORKLE, Turner, Dodson Adjust to 9 yrs., 1945-46 and 1948-56. 

MONROE, John Edmond Adjust record to 8 yrs., 1954-62. 

RUSH, Epriam Alexander Delete from q. 20, 1955 journal - Retired 

Iservice. Adjust record to 19 x 2 yrs. 1928-40 
and 1946-54. 



C. NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL 
CONFERENCE 



MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS 1968 
CENTRAL DISTRICT 

(These Fall in the Bounds of the Western North Carolina Conference) 
District Superintendent, James C. Peters 
Charge Pastor 

1. Asheboro-Mitchell (Belvin Jessup) 

2. Bass Chapel-Raleigh Cross Road J. W. Jones 

3. Brown Summit (Arthur Hall) 

4. Collins Grove-Holmes Grove (John A. Gray) 

5. Empire Charge (G. L. Warren) 

6. Glenola-Liberty (Otto Withers^ 

7. Browning Chapel (Greensboro) (Andrew Brown > 

8. Mount Tabor (Greensboro) (G. M. Phelps) 

9. Saint Matthews (Greensboro) Joseph B. Bethea 

10. Union Memorial and Celia Phelps (Greensboro) James W. Ferree 

11. Warren Street-Mt. Carmel (Greensboro) J. B. Jowers 

12. Brooks Memorial (High Point) D. S. Harkness 

13. Saint Mark (High Point) Liston Sellers 

14. Laughlin Memorial-Summerfield (Walter N. Johnson) 

15. Leaksville H. A. Smith 

16. Lexington-Chesnut Grove Brooks Temple Kenneth McNeil 

17. Madison Charge (David Dunlap) 

18. Mt. Airy-Pilot Mtn.-Advance (P. G. Carter) 

19. Mt. Zion-Zion Hill (I. C. Spinks> 



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20. New Goshen Eugene Black 

21. Piney Grove (Mrs. Sophia East) 

22. Ramseur Circuit C. E. Dungee 

23. Reidsville-Wenworth Cecil Marcellus 

24. Red Bank-Rural Hall (Buford Miller) 

25. Sadelia-Randleman-St. Peters (W. T. Rankins) 

26. Saint John-Hoover Chapel Glenn A. Brooks 

27. Trinity W. T. Brown 

28. Wesley Chapel-Chapel Hill (Willie Napper) 

29. Saint Andrews-Oak Grove (W.-S.) Walnut Cove .. L. M. Mayfield 

30. Saints Home-Kernersville (W.-S.) Avery E. Robinson 

31. Saint Paul (W.-S.) James W. Gwyn 

32. Asheville James T. Jones 

33. Charlotte . . J. E. McCallum 

34. Elkin-Jonesville W. R. Royster 

35. Gastonia-Bessemer City To Be Supplied 

36. Hickory Conover J. J. Patterson 

37. Hintons Chapel (Marion W. Walton) 

38. Kings Mountain Charge T. A. Powell 

39. Lenoir-Harpertown . . M. S. Laughlin 

40. Lowesville Ct R. H. McDowell 

41. Marion Ct (J. M. McLean) 

42. Mt. Holly (Johnny G. Boyd) 

43. Mooresville Ct A. W. Stowe 

44. Newton Ct , O. W. Burwick 

45. Shelby-Philadelphia Marshall McCallum 

46. Stanley-Hunters C. W. Jenkins 

47. Statesville, St. Home, Boone C. W. Bailey 

48. Granite Falls & Beaver Creek ( J. B. Dula) 

49. Forest City W. T. Robinson 

( ) Supply 

EASTERN DISTRICT 

(These Fall Within the Bounds of the North Carolina Conference) 
District Superintendent, James H. McCallum 

Charge Pastor 

1. Cool Springs J. F. Sawyer 

2. Durham Kenneth Fraizer 

3. Fayetteville E. G. Hinton 

4. Goldsboro (Benton Hill) 

5. Hamlet Philadelphia C. E. Strickland 

6. Hoffman E. J. Jones 

7. Laurinburg Circuit S. L. Townsend 

8. Lumberton-New Zion W. P. Cole 

9. Maxton O. M. Graham 

10. Oxford Circuit (T. V. Carter) 

11. Raleigh . S. T. Gillespie 

12. Red Springs Circuit (J. F. McEachin) 

13. Red Springs-Pembroke . W. F. Elliott 



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14. Rowland Circuit-Bolton J. W. Gamble 

15. Sanford Circuit To Be Supplied 

16. Union Parish (I. A. Friend) 

17. Walls Chapel-Mount Zion (J. O. Smith) 

18. Wilmington J. H. Shiver 

< ) Supply 

VIRGINIA DISTRICT 

(All Within the Bounds of the Virginia Conference) 
District Superintendent, David DeBerry 

Charge Pastor 

1. Alexandria: Roberts Memorial Samuel E. NeSmith 

2. Alexandria: Woodlawn Douglas E. Moore 

3. Arlington Wilbert Talley 

4. Christiansburg (Stewart E. Black) 

5. Edwardsville J. David Kelly 

6. Falls Church Joseph F. Haskins 

7. Hamilton-Leesburg Lenneau H. Davis 

8. Harrisonburg-Bridgewater (Richard A. Bell) 

9. Horntown (Howard F. Barclay) 

10. Leemont Thaddeus H. Williams 

11. Leesville (William I. Johnson) 

12. Lexington-Beuna Vista-Covington Carl W. Renick 

13. Lynchburg-Bedford ,. . Terry J. Burley 

14. Middleburg (Frederick D. Hobbs) 

15. Norfolk-Pleasant Ridge Godfrey L. Tate 

16. Penhook-Boones Mill To Be Supplied 

17. Pittsville (George W. Fowler) 

18. Purcellville Otis L. Jasper 

19. Richmond: Asbury James M. Pannell 

20. Richmond: Wesley Memorial John W. Curry, Jr. 

21. Roanoke-Salem-Buchanan Lonnie J. Thomas 

22. Staunton-Grottoes Rawle S. Porte 

23. Wachapreague Japheth F. A. Kerr 

24. Waynesboro Joseph A. Carter 

25. West Staunton (Walter Hurd) 

26. Winchester (Moses L. Prather) 

27. Withams (Hori W. Spencer) 

28. Woodstock-Strasburg (Richard W. Hall, III) 

( ) Supply 



SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS 

Director of Wesley Foundation, A. & T. State University ... W. T. Brown 
(Q. C. Trinity, C. Dist.) 

Chaplain, Veteran's Hospital, Columbia, S. C Miles Murphy 

(Q. C. Rhine Memorial, E. Dist.) 

Chaplain, McGuire Hospital, Richmond, Va John C. Barr 

(Q. C. Wesley Memorial. Va. Dist.) 



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Chaplain, S. C. Dept. of Correction, Columbia, S. C. . . Charles Tyson 
(Q. C. St. Luke, C. Dist.) 

Director of Religious Life, Bennett College . . Peter E. A. Adoo 

(Q. C. Union Memorial, C. Dist.) 

Deaconess .... Mrs. Marion Wooten 

(Q. C. St. Paul, C. Dist.) 

Deaconess Miss Winfred Wrisley 

(Q. C. Berry Temple, C. Dist.) 

Deaconess Miss Ruth Walter 

(Q. C. Berry Temple, C. Dist.) 

Deaconess Miss Carolyn Sweers 

(Q. C. Berry Temple, C. Dist.) 

Appointed to attend school Charles Wendale Beane 

(Q. C. Arlington, Va. Dist.) 



FOURTH SESSION 



SECTION NUMBER FOUR 

DIRECTORY 

A. ALPHABETICAL ROLL AND ADDRESSES 

OF 



CONFERENCE MEMBERS 

On Trial and In Full Connection 
(Asterisk denotes, On Trial) 






Bailey, C. W Wilkesboro, N. C. 28697 

Barr, John C 3215 Edgewood Ave., Richmond, Va. 23222 

Bean, Charles W University of Chicago, Chicago, 111. 

Bethea, Joseph B 1200 Julian St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Black, Eugene 221 Durham St., Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Brooks, Glenn A 809 Doak St., Thomasville, N. C. 27360 

Brown, William T 528 Julian St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Post Office Box 453, Greensboro, N. C. 27402 

Burley, Terry J 907 Jackson St., Lynchburg, Va. 24505 

Burwick, Oscar W 105 E. Erwin St., Newton, N. C. 28658 

*Carter, Joseph A 1406 N. 25th St., Richmond, Va. 23223 

♦Carter, T. V. 322 Linden Ave., Oxford, N. C. 27576 

Cole, Wyatt P 205 Woodling St., High Point, N. C. 27262 

Crawford, William R. (Sabbatical leave) 

1701 Shadymount Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Curry, John W 3226 Edgewood Ave., Richmond, Va. 23222 

Davis, Lenneau H 1909 Kennedy Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21218 

DeBerry, David 416 W. Broad St., Meth. Bldg., Richmond, Va. 

(Va. District Superintendent) 

Dungee, Clyde E 2404 Bywood Rd. ? Greensboro, N. C. 

Elliott, W. F P. O. Box 693, Red Springs. N. C. 28377 

Ferree, James W 2021 Waters Drive, Raleigh, N. C. 27610 

Frazier, Kenneth 1407 Lincoln St., Durham, N. C. 27701 

Gamble, J. W General Delivery, Rowland, N. C. 28382 

Gallispie, Sylvester T 1021 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, N. C. 27605 

Graham, Oscar M P. O. Box 1207, Laurinburg. N. C. 28352 

Gwyn, James W 1106 Caldwell St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Harkness, David S 505 Center Church Rd., Leaksville, N. C. 27288 

Haskins, Joseph F 308 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Va. 22042 

Henton, Edward G 616 Cumberland St., Fayetteville, N. C. 28301 

Jasper, Otis L 630 Webster St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20011 

Jenkins, Calvin L Alabama A & M College, Normal Alabama 

Jones, E. J 907 Salisbury St., Asheboro, N. C. 27203 

Jones, James T 73 Taft Ave., Asheville, N. C. 28803 

Jones, John W 1114 Benbow Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Jowers, J. B 1805 Belcrest Dr., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Kelly, J. David Route 3, Box 256, Heathsville, Va. 22473 

*Kerr, J. F. A P. O. Box 52, Wachapreague, Virginia 23480 

Laughlin, Marcus S 217 Rankin St., Lenoir, N. C. 28645 

Marcellus, Cecil 206 Williams St., Reidsville, N. C. 27320 



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Mayfield, Le Mon 1035 25th St., N.W., Winston-Salem, N. C. 27105 

McNeil, Kenneth 335 E. 4th St., Lexington, N. C. 27292 

McCallum, James E 1700 W. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 28208 

McCallum, James H 620 McAlpine Dr., Fayetteville, N. C. 28301 

(Eastern District Superintendent) 

McCallum, Marshall 704 Buffalo St., Shelby, N. C. 28150 

*McDowell, Robert H 501 Mitchell St., Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Moore, Douglas E 500 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va. 22207 

Murphy, Miles Jr Chaplain, Veteran's Hospital, Columbia, S. C. 

NeSmith, Samuel E , ... 500 N. Naylor St., Alexandria, Virginia 

Pannell, James M 3210 Garland Ave., Richmond, Va. 23222 

Patterson, John J 208 S. Center St., Hickory, N. C. 28601 

Peters, J. C 609 S. Ashe St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

(Central District Superintendent) 

Porte Rawle S 10 Prospect St., Staunton, Va. 24401 

Powell, Theodore A P. O. Box 1715, Shelby, N. C. 28150 

Renick, Carl W I 13 Taylor St., Lexington, Va. 24450 

Robinson, Avery E 2063 "K" Court, N.W., Winston-Salem, N. C. 27105 

Robinson, William T 415 Ledbetter St., Spindale, North Carolina 

Royster, William R P. O. Box 344, Elkin, North Carolina 28621 

Sawyer,' James F P. O. Box 1030, Hamlet, North Carolina 28401 

Sellers ' Liston 753 Washington Drive, High Point, N. C. 27260 

Shivers, James H 811 Ann St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Smith Harry A . . 2544 Kirkwood St., Winston-Salem, N. C. 27105 

Strickland, C. E P. O. Box 1142, Hamlet, N. C. 28345 

Stowe, Arthur W 377 Sharpe St., Mooresville, N. C. 28115 

*Talley, Wilburt 7730 Fordson Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22313 

Tate Godfrey L 2729 Bowdens Ferry Rd., Norfolk, Va. 23508 

Thomas, Lonnie 809 Madison Ave., N. W., Roanoke, Va. 24016 

Townsend, Samuel L P. O. Box 1487, Laurinburg, N. C. 28352 

Tyson Charles E 4211 Grand St., Apt. C, Columbia, S. C. 29203 

Williams, Thaddeus H Route 2, Box 229, Onancock, Va. 23417 

B. RETIRED MEMBERS 

Arter Ernest E Route 144, Cooksville, Maryland 

Bynum, Charles G. . . c/o Clarence A. Bynum, 164 ^ 0S Pgt Q Street^ g R . 

Caldwell, Gilbert H 710 Douglas St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Dula j q . . P. O. Box 949, Marion, N. C. 28752 

Friend,' Ira A." '.'.'... P.O. Box 1132, Oxford, N. C. 27565 

Green, Herbert A^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ No ^ Wagh>> D c 20009 

Holland, James H Route 1, Fort Defiance, Virginia 

Jefferson, M. M 1918 Mercer Street, Roanoke, Virginia 

McCallum, Felton F 517 Jamestown Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

McCallum, Robert F. . . 355 Dixie Broadway, Winston-Salem, N. C. 27107 

McLeod, Edward M 608 Taft St., Laurinburg, N. C. 

Patterson, George W Route 1, Mooresville, N. C. 28115 

Phelps, Grandison M. Sr 537 E. Brag St., Greensboro, N. C. 



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Polk, William H 17 E. Royal St., Leesburg, Virginia 22075 

Sharpe, Robert C 507 Lyndhurst St., Baltimore, Maryland 



C. ROLL AND ADDRESSES OF APPROVED SUPPLY 
AND SUPPLY PASTORS, BY DISTRICTS 

CENTRAL DISTRICT 

Brown, Andrew 2130 Everitt St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Boyd, Johnny G. 4024 Pump Station Rd., High Point, N. C. 27260 

Carter, Paul G 714 S. Elm St., High Point, N. C. 27260 

Dula, J. Bert 217 Rankin St., Lenoir, North Carolina 28645 

Dunlap, David P. O. Box 252, Madison, N. C. 

East, Sophia (Mrs.) Pilot Mountain, N. C. 27041 

Gray, John A Route 2, Box 165, Trinity, N. C. 27370 

Hall, Arthur Route 1, Box 41, Greensboro, N. C. 27402 

Howell, William Gammon Theological Seminary (ITC) Atlanta, Ga. 

Jessup, Belvin 167 Burns Street, Asheboro, N. C. 27203 

Johnson, Walter N 1000 Julian St., Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

McLean, James M Rt. 1, Box 165, Stanley, N. C. 28164 

Miller, Buford P. O. Box 131, Rural Hall, N. C. 27045 

Napper, Willie L Rt. 2, Box 675, Greensboro, N. C. 27405 

Scott, Clifton Advance, N. C. 27006 

Walton, Marion P. O. Box 44, Mooresboro, North Carolina 

Withers, Otto Pine Hall, North Carolina 27042 

CENTRAL DISTRICT 

SUPPLY PASTORS 

Froneberger, Ralph A Hood Seminary, Salisbury, N. C. 28144 

Jones, Luther H 1724 Grant Ave., Winston-Salem, N. C. 27105 

Rankins, W. T 3411 Jonah Terrace, Greensboro, N. C. 27406 

Spinks, I. C 2111 McConnell Road, Greensboro, N. C. 27401 

Warren, G. L 182 Nelson Street, Kernersville, N. C. 27284 

Williams, Jacob T 150 Hill St., Lenoir. North Carolina 

EASTERN DISTRICT 

Brown, Med way 1814 Newark St., Fayetteville. N. C. 28301 

Benton, Fred 411 Edens Ave., Lumberton, N. C. 28358 

McEachin, John F Route 1, Box 47, Raeford, N. C. 28376 



EASTERN DISTRICT 

SUPPLY PASTORS 

Hill, Benton 708% Wooster St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Horsley, Leroy Route 1, Rowland, N. C. 

Smith, J. 21 Marshall St., Bennettsville, S. C. 



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VIRGINIA DISTRICT 

Barclay, Howard Star Route, Horntown, Virginia 23395 

Bell, Richard A 451 Broad St., Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801 

Black, Stewart E Rt. 1, Box 190-Cradford, Virginia 24141 

Fowler, George W Rt. 34, Box 206, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504 

Hall, Richard W. Ill ..... 1514 "S" St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20009 

Hobbs, Frederick D 482 Burbank St., S.E., Washington, D. C. 20019 

Hurd, Walter Route 6, Staunton, Virginia 24401 

Johnson, William I P. O. Box 75, Lynch Station, Virginia 24571 

McKay, James B General Delivery, Waldorf, Maryland 20601 

Prather, Moses L 308 Ky. Ave. S.E., Washington, D. C. 20003 

Spencer, Hori W. Rt. 1, Box 4-C, New Church, Virginia 23415 

D. LIST OF LOCAL PREACHERS 



Sampson Buie 
R. W. Johnson 
Phillip Graham 



Calvin Sharpe 
James W. Scales 
Edward Wiggins 
(Miss) Emma R. McLean. 



RETIRED SUPPLY PASTORS 

Davis, Walter McCorkle, Turner D. 

McCallum, Jefferson Lambert, Harvey J. 

Tyes, Joseph E. 



E. LAY DELEGATES REGISTERED AT THE FOURTH 
AND LAST SESSION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA- 
VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



CENTRAL DISTRICT 



Charge 


Delegate Reserve 

Name and Address Name and Address 


Asheboro 


Miss Blanche Reid 
507 Greensboro Street 
Asheboro, North Carolina 


Brooks Memorial 
High Point 


Mrs. L. B. Haizlip 
212 Vail Street 
High Point, N. C. 


Browning Chapel 
Greensboro 


Mrs. Sadie Shepherd 
1733 Willow Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 


Brown Summit 


Mrs. Lena Evans 
Route 1 
Reidsville, N. C. 



FOURTH SESSION 



Char gre 

Celia Phelps 

Empire 
Glenola-Liberty 



Lraughlin and 
Summerfield 



Leaks ville 

Lexington 

Madison 

Mt. Tabor 

Pilot Mt.-Advance 

Raleigh Cross Rd. 

Ramseur 

Reidsville 



Rural Hall-Red 
Bank 



St. Andrews 
Winston-Salem 



Saints Home 
Winston-Salem 



St. James 



Delegate 

Name and Address 

Miss A. M. Tonkins 
3813 Freeman Mill Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Miss Margaret Green 
Rt. 1, Box 299 
Seagrove, N. C. 

Mrs. Viola Belo 
Rt. 3, Box 272 
High Point, N. C. 

Mrs. Helen Hayes 
711 Dale Street 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mrs. Ophelia Simpson 
Rt. 1, Box 205 
Eden, North Carolina 

Dr. L. H. Caple 
201 Smith Avenue 
Lexington, N. C. 

Mr. Glyde Goolsby 
Pine Hall, N. C. 



Reserve 

Name and Address 



Mrs. Zoe P. Barbee 
Rt. 6, Box 527 A 
Greensboro, N. C. 



Miss Betsy A. Franklin 
Box 172 
Madison, N. C. 



Mr. Arthur Crump 
3217 Freeman Mill Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mrs. Agnes Tillman 
P. O. Box 387 
Pilot Mtn., N. C. 

Mrs. Helen M. Gilreath 
2117 McConnell Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Miss Arlen Richard Cheek 
Rt. 4, Box 79 
Siler City, N. C. 

Mrs. Shirley G. Fester 
Rt. 5, Box 476 
Reidsville, N. C. 

Mrs. Bessie Conrad Mrs. Jettie Eller 

243 Jackson St., Box 454 Rural Hall, N. C. 
Rural Hall, N. C. 

Mr. Amos W. Harper 
2007 K Ct. Avenue 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mrs. Sally McGee 
1438 N. Cherry St. 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mrs. Nancy Cheek 
1012 Ardmore Drive 
Greensboro, N. C. 



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Charge 



St. Mark 
High Point 

St. Matthews 
Greensboro 



St. Paul's 
Winston-Salem 



Thomasville 



Delegate 

Name and Address 

Miss Jacquelin Y. Eaves 
1328 Cedrow Drive 
High Point, N. C. 

Mr. Clarence M. 

Winchester 
1506 Benbow Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. Rochard C. Erwin 
P. O. Box 2057 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mrs. Vivian Dula 
114 Church Street 
Thomasville, N. C. 



Reserve 

Name and Address 



NOTE: Catherine Perry registered at the Conference, but did not list 
charge and address. 



EASTERN DISTRICT LAY DELEGATES 

(Registered) 



Durham 



Galilee 
Laurinburg 



John Wesley 
Fayette ville 



Lumberton 



Maxton 



Mt. Zion 



St. Peters 
Oxford 



Ryhne Memorial 



Rowland-Salem 



St. John 
Wilmington 



Mr. Ross E. Townes 
101 W. Alton St. 
Durham, N. C. 

Mrs. Roberta Blue 
Rt. 2, Box 369 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

Mrs. S. W. Ashe 
118 Chance Street 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

Mr. S. T. Brooks 
P. O. Box 806 
Lumberton, N. C. 

Mrs. Mary G. Harden 
P. O. Box 311 
Maxton, N. C. 

Mrs. Lena M. Brown 
Route 1, Box 189 
Shannon, N. C. 

Mrs. G. A. Hester 
Oxford, N. C. 

Mrs. Trula McKeithan 
P. O. Box 443 
(City not given) 

Mr. James Bowen 
Box 43 
Maxton, N. C. 

Mrs. Adlena M. Hill 
1016 N. 8th St. 
Wilmington, N. C. 



Mrs. Margaret Minor 
801 Price Avenue 
Durham, N. C. 27201 



M 



FOURTH SESSION 



Charge 

St. Peters 
Union Parish 

Wilson Temple 



Name and Address 
Delegate 

Mrs. Frances L. Laughlin 
Rt. 1, Randlemon, N. C. 

Miss Marie Bethea 
Rt. 1, Box 178 
Matlas, N. C. 

Mr. Bruce Hargrove 
1115 Kitt Place 
Raleigh, N. C. 



Reserve 

Name and Address 



NOTE: Mr. E. M. McNair registered, but charge and place not given. 



VIRGINIA DISTRICT LAY DELEGATES 

(Registered) 



Alexandria: 
Roberts Memorial 



Alexandria: 
Woodlawn 



Christianburg 

Edwardsville 

Falls Church 

Hamilton- 
Leesburg 

Harrisonburg 
Horntown 
Leemont 
Leesville 



Lexinton-Beuna 
Vista-Covington 



Lynchburg- 
Bedford 



Mr. Earl N. Contee 
328 N. Patrick St. 
Alexandria, Va. 22314 

Mrs. Naomi Holland 
813 Jefferson St. N.W. 
Washington, D. C. 20011 

Mrs. Roberta Nowlin 
P. O. Box 453 
Christiansburg, Pa. 24073 

Mrs. Fannie Middleton 

Route 3 

Heathsville, Va. 24473 

Mrs. Althea Taylor 
7800 Lee Highway 
Falls Church, Va. 22042 

Mr. Eugene Barber 
113 South Street 
Leesville, Va. 22075 



Mr. Fred Wise 
Rt. 2, Box 215 
Onancock, Va 23417 

Mr. Roosevelt Anthony 
Rt. 2, Box 13 
Leesville, Va. 24109 

Mr. James H. Smith 
2418 Sycamore Ave. 
Beuna Vista, Va. 24416 

Mrs. Rebecca Turner 
518 Fillmore St. 
Lynchburg, Va. 



Mrs. Revirdist Jones 
Rt. 1, Box 245 
Heathsville, a. 22473 



Mrs. Frances Brown 
Rt. 1, Box 181 
Weyess Cave, Va. 

Mrs. Harriet Cannon 

Star Route 

New Church, Va. 23415 

Mrs. Evelyn Dickerson 
P. O. Box 659 
Parksley, Va. 23421 



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Charge 

Middleburg 



Norfolk- 
Pleasant Ridge 



Penhook- 
Boones Mill 



Purceville 



Richmond-. 
Asbury 

Roanoke-Salem 
Buchanan 



Staunton- 
Grottoes 



Wachapreague 



Waynesboro 



West Staunton 



Withams 



Woodstock- 
Strasburg 



Delegate 

Name and Address 

Mrs. Lela Allen 
Box 134 
Upperville, Va. 

Mr. Ezell B. Johnson, Sr. 
1417 W. 38th St. 
Norfolk, Va. 23508 

Mrs. Zenobia Ashville 
Rt. 2, Box 178 
Boons Mill, Va. 24065 

Mrs. Dorothy Moorehead 
624 N. Alfred St. 
Alexandria, Va. 22314 

Mr. Charles B. Carter 
3709 Meridian Ave. 
Richmond, Va. 23234 

Mr. Jack Miller 
111 Wells Ave. 
Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. Lelia J. Taylor 
427 N. Market St. 
Staunton, Va. 24401 

Mrs. Sadie Watkins 

Box 54 

Melfa, Va. 23410 

John B. Barts 

Box 84 

Stuarts Draft, Va. 24477 

Mrs. Melva Smith 
35 Purviance St. 
Staunton, Va. 24401 

Mrs. Anna M. Downing 

Post Office 

Jenkins Bridge, Va. 23399 

Mr. Charles Nickens 
143 N. Water St. 
Woodstock, Va. 22664 



Reserve 

Name and Address 



Asheville 
Brooks Chapel 
Gastonia 



WESTERN DISTRICT LAY DELEGATES 

(Registered) 

Mrs. Iola P. Byers 
3 Buffalo Street 
Asheville, N. C. 28806 



Mr. Ralph Brooks 
Route 1 
Eilenboro, N. C. 

Mrs. Dulcina Spencer 
201 W. Granite St. 
Gastonia, N. C. 



Mr. Isaac Simpson 
720 20th St. 
Gastonia. N. C. 



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FOURTH SESSION 



Charge 

Kings Mountain 

Lenoir 

Lowesville 
Marion 
Mt. Holly 

Mooresville 
Newton Circuit 



Philadelphia 
Lawndale 



Scotts Chapel 
Statesville 



Shelby-Bessemer 
Stanley-Hunters 
Wilkesboro 



Delegate 

Name and Address 

Mr. Taft Clark 
Kings Mtn., N. C. 

Mr. Verdell Michaux 
116 Arlington Cr. 
Lenoir, N. C. 

Mr. James Burton 
Denver, N. C. 

Mrs. Vivian Swepson 
Marion, N. C. 

Mrs. Bleaker McCorkle 
112 Nims Avenue 
Mt. Holly, N. C. 

719 W. Bank Street 
Mooresville, N. C. 

Miss Johnsie McCorkle 
327 Ervin Street 
Newton, N. C. 

Mrs. Madilla Carson 
P. O. Box 362 
Lawndale, N. C. 28090 

Mr. Alvin Morrison 
Rt. 4, Box 129 
Statesville, N. C. 

Mrs. Pauline Clark 
704 Earl Road 
Shelby, N. C. 

Mrs. Mattie R. Pry or 
Rt. 1, Box 496 
Davidson, N. C. 

Mrs. Evalee C. Cula 
P. O. Box 733 
Lenoir, N. C. 



Reserve 

Name and Address 

Mr. Terry Boyce 
803 Floyd St. 
Kings Mtn., N. C. 



NOTE: The Below named persons registered with the Conference, but 
did not list the CHARGE they represented. 



Mrs. Roy Brown (Lula) 
2105 St. Mark Street 
(City not Given) 

Mrs. Elease Miles 
605 Ashburn Street 
High Point, N. C. 

Mrs. Psalm W. Mitchell 
Box 511, Walkertown, N. C. 



Mrs. Marie Scales 
Route 1, Box 420 
(City not Given) 

Mr. Herbert Lee Phipps 
1034 West McCollough St. 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Mr. John W. Sapp 
1509 S. Benbow Road 
Greensboro, N. C. 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 37 

F. DELEGATES TO THE SOUTHEASTERN 
JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE 

Ministerial: 

Rev. Joseph B. Bethea (Gen. Conf. Delegate) 
Rev. James W. Ferree 
Rev. William T. Brown 

RESERVES 

Rev. J. David Kelly 
Rev. James H. McCallum 

Lay Delegates: 

Mr. Clarence M. Winchester (Gen. Conf. Delegate) 
Mr. Richard C. Ervin 
Mr. Earl N. Contee 

RESERVES 

Mr. Alvin L. Morrison 
Mr. S. T. Brooks 



FOURTH SESSION 



SECTION NUMBER FIVE 

NECROLOGY 

A. ROLL OF DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE 
CONFERENCE 

OUR PROMOTED FELLOW WORKERS 

"These all died in the work and hope of Christ, receiving the end of 
faith — the salvation of their souls." 



Name 



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4> 


| 3 


> 


11 


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- 

S 


<u 





When and Where Departed 



1891 
1886 
1820 
1904 
1928 
1886 
1877 
1903 
1910 
1900 
1900 
1901 
1888 
1901 



William E. Hairston 
James J. Baker 
Judge Whitted 
Daniel H. McLean 
Alexander Anderson 
Arthur M. Erwin 
Walter T. Lomax 
Robert B. McRae 
H. William Phillips 
T. C. Tarpley 
Ralph D. Sharpe 
George E. Hogue 
Benjamin L. Burge 
Leander A. Brown 



1917 


36 


1952 


12 


1963 


2 


1942 


25 


1954 


11 


1918 


38 


1905 


44 


1924 


42 


1948 


18 


1943 


13 


1943 


13 


1930 


36 


1914 


43 


1931 


37 



Aug. 17, 1964 Reidsville, N. C. 

Nov. 28, 1964 Bedford, Va. 

Dec. 25, 1964 Greensboro, N. C. 

May 19, 1965 Lexington, N. C. 

Sept. 24, 1965 Greensboro, N. C. 

Sept. 29, 1965 Greensboro, N. C. 

Nov. 12, 1965 Reidsville, N. C. 

Mar. 21, 1966 Fayetteville, N. C. 

April 19, 1966 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

July 3, 1966 Greensboro, N. C. 

Aug. 2, 1966. . . Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Dec. 8, 1966 Richmond County, N. C. 

Jan. 7, 1968 Newton, N. C. 

Jan. 16, 1968 Greensboro, N. C. 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL, CONFERENCE 39 

B. MEMORIAL SERVICE 

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

MARCH 27, 1968 — 2:00 P. M. 
Eugene Black, Presiding 

THE ORDER OF WORSHIP 

THE ORGAN PRELUDE 

THE CALL TO WORSHIP 

HYMN— "O God, Our Help In Ages Past" No. 28 

THE RESPONSIVE READING— "The Lord Is My Light" No. 563 

The Reverend Eugene Black 

THE GLORIA PATRI— "Glory Be To The Father" No. 792 

THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH— "The Apostles' Creed" No. 738 

THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE— Revelation 2: 1-10 . . . 

The Reverend Cecil Marcellus 
PRAYER 

HYMN— "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" No. 261 

THE SERMON The Reverend James E. McCallum 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

HYMN— "Servant Of God, Well Done" No. 288 

BENEDICTION 
POSTLUDE 



t 



OUR BELOVED DEPARTED 

ACTIVE RETIRED 

LEANDER A. BROWN BENJAMIN L. BURGE 

1929 - 1968 1912 - 1968 

APPROVED SUPPLY 
OSCAR DAVENPORT 



40 FOURTH SESSION 






C. MEMOIRS 

LEANDER ANTHONY BROWN 

November 5, 1902 - January 16, 1968 

On January 16, 1968, Leander Anthony Brown went to join that great 
cloud of witnesses in the church invisible — the church triumphant. 

He was born in Robeson County, near Maxton, North Carolina, on 
November 5, 1902. He was the son of William Joseph and Melinda Brown. 

He attended Bennett College and received the Bachelor of Arts from 
Morgan College, Baltimore, Maryland and the Bachelor of Divinity from 
Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. 

On May 25, 1929, he was married to George Wesye Taylor. To this 
union were born the following children: Leander Anthony, Jr., Bertha 
Olivia, William Albert, Oshie Mary, Helen Wesye, Jean Taylor and Brenda 
Carole. 

Brother Brown held pastorates at Pen Hook, Virginia, 1931; Brooks 
Memorial, High Point, 1932; Lexington, 1934; Lenoir, 1938; Asheville, 
1940. From 1957 until 1960, he served as District Superintendent of the 
Winston District and from 1960 until 1963, he was District Superintendent 
of the Greensboro District. 

For several years he served as Chairman of the Commission on World 
Service and Finance. He served a term as Conference Treasurer before 
becoming a District Superintendent. After leaving the District, he was 
again elected Conference Treasurer, a position he held until his death. 

For twelve years, Brother Brown taught undergraduate pastors in the 
Baltimore Area School of Ministerial Training. 

He built the beautiful new Gothic Church, Berry Temple, Asheville, 
North Carolina. For years to come, this church will stand as a living 
monument to his memory. 

Because of their affection for and their confidence in Brother Brown, 
the members of the Conference elected him to the 1960 and the 1964 
Sessions to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences and to the 1966 
Special Session of the General Conference. 

It was my great privilege to serve for three years in the Bishops 
Cabinet with Brother Brown. He was District Superintendent of the 
Winston District and I was District Superintendent of the Greensboro 
District. There were times when difficulties arose in adjusting the appoint- 
ments. In the midst of these difficulties, he always exemplified a deep 
spirit of Christian love in helping to make the appointments. 

After serving three years, I left the Greensboro District and he 
succeeded me and was my District Superintendent for three years. As 
my District Superintendent, I always found him a great brother beloved. 
I shall forever cherish his memory. 

I believe that Brother Brown has simply moved into a higher realm 
of service. I believe that in spirit he is still with us. I believe with the 
Rev. William H. Anderson, who said in the memorial address at New York 
East Conference in 1952, "... I believe with all my heart that they come 
back, or never leave us. We cannot see them, or hear them, or clasp their 
hands. Who would expect that? . . . 

"The strength which comes in time of temptation, the comfort which 
comes in the hour of sorrow and loss, the encouragement which lifts and 
sends one back to the hard task — whence come these things? The members 
of this unbroken fellowship are with us still and any effectiveness our 
ministry has, is due in part to the help from the unseen spirit world. We 
are encompassed about by a great cloud of witnesses and they still share 
in our toil . . ." 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFEREN CE 41 

May I close this memorial with these words from our Holy Communion 
Ritual : 

"We remember with thanksgiving those who have loved and served 
thee in thy Church on earth, who now rest from their labors (especially 
those most dear to us, whom we name in our hearts before thee). Keep 
us in fellowship with all thy saints, and bring us at length to the joy 
of thy heavenly kingdom. 

Grant this, O Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our only mediator 
and advocate. Amen." 

— William Thomas Brown 



BENJAMIN LADDIE BURGE 

Reverend Benjamin L. Burge was born in Rutherford County on 
July 3, 1888 and passed away to life eternal on January 7, 1968. His 
death came as he was preparing to leave home in destination to his 
pastoral charge in Mt. Holly, N. C. After being received into full con- 
nection in the Central Jurisdictional North Carolina Annual Conference in 
1914, he pastored for over 53 years. All of these years of service were 
performed on the Western District of the Conference. He retired in 1957, 
but continued to pastor and built a new church in Mt. Holly, N. C. He 
also built a new church in Newton, N. C. during his effective years. 

Brother Burge was married to Ella Darcus on November 8, 1908. In 
the year of 1958, Benjamin and Ella celebrated their 50th wedding ann- 
versary at which time they were remarried, taking the same vows they 
took fifty years ago. 

The below statement from a news paper clipping sums up the church 
and civic interests held by this fine Christian gentleman. 

"It's rare for a community to have a man of such wide civic and church 
interests as the Rev. B. L. Burge of Newton. The 79-year-old minister died 
last week after a long and fruitful life of service." 

"Mr. Burge was one of those individuals you could count on to head a 
civic drive or to assist in building a new church or serving on a committee 
aimed at bettering the relations of his community." 

"Born in Rutherford County, Mr. Burge entered the ministry in 1912 and 
was ordained in 1918. He came to Newton in 1943, serving actively in the 
ministry until his retirement in 1957." 

"After 45 years he again took up an active life the same year as his 
retirement, directing the effort to build a new Methodist Church in Mt. 
Holly." 

"Such dedicated leadership is not easily replaced." 

From Newton Newspaper 
By Avery E. Robinson 



42 FOURTH SESSION 



SECTION NUMBER SIX 

REPORTS 

A. THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S OFFICIAL 

HISTORIC REPORT 

(This report contains the adoption of the History of the N. C.-Va. Conf. 
written by W. T. Brown, with the closing chapter of the history written by 
J. David Kelly) 

By 

William Thomas Brown 

SECTION I 

INTRODUCTION 

For me this is a histric moment. For this kind of honor only comes 
every two hundred years. Long before we celebrate the quadricentennial, 
the four hundredth anniversary of American Methodism, if there be any 
Methodist Church at that itme, all of us who are living today will have long 
since gone to our great reward. 

In all probability, two hundred years from now, there will be no 
Methodist Church. For by that time Methodism will have lost its identity 
in some form of Regional or World Church. I shall say more about that at 
the end of this paper. 

SECTION II 

THE NEGRO IN GENERAL METHODIST HISTORY 

Before dealing specifically with the history of the North Carolina- 
Virginia Conference, I shall say something about the role of the Negro in 
general Methodist history. I shall also point out the part played by a 
Negro, Henry Evans, in the early history of Methodism in North Carolina. 
For, as I see it, we need this knowledge to give us a better perspective 
of the history of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference. 

For information on the role of the Negro in American Methodism, 
I am indebted to Bishop Willis J. King, retired of the Methodist Church. 
Writing in Volume II of The History of American Methodism, Bishop 
King says: 

One of the regional groups which was set up in the unification of 
the three American Methodist Churches was the Central Jurisdiction. 
This Jurisdiction was unique in that it was organized on a racial 
rather than a geographical basis, in contrast to the other five Juris- 
dictions of the united church. It was composed of the 'Negro Annual 
Conferences, the Negro Mission Conferences and Missions in the 
United States of America.' 

The Central Jurisdiction is a symbol of the past and present 
history of the Negro in Methodism during the nearly two centuries 
of its existence in America, but more, it is a practical demonstration 
of the efforts a great ecclesiastical organization, under most diffi- 
cult social and political conditions, to include in its membership the 
most diverse racial groups. That the technique followed and the re- 
sults achieved have not always been ideal: and further that the C 
Jurisdiction itself, as measured against the ideal of genuine Christian 
brotherhood, leaves much to be desired, are good examples of John 



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Wesley's idea of the need of going on to perfection. 

To appraise properly the Central Jurisdiction, therefore, one 
cannot begin with the setting up of that structural arrangement in 
the reorganized church in 1939, but must start at the very beginning 
of the Methodist movement in America and trace the Negro's connection 
with it to the present time. Such a study is intriguing and proves con- 
clusively that whatever the institutional relationship may have been— 
or may happen to be at the particular moment — in the hostory of both 
the Methodist movement and the Negro, the two belong together. 

The Methodists, because of their own relatively low social status, 
could not draw the same type of caste or class distinctions as did the 
order and more exclusive churches of New England and the Middle 
Atlantic Coast. Nevertheless, they begin to make distinctions where 
Negroes, whether slave or free, were concerned. Three months after 
Joseph Pilmoor arrived in America, he wrote, 'After preaching, I met 
the Negroes apart and found them very happy/ This tendency is also 
in evidence early in Asbury's experience in America. In his Journal, 
December 8, 1772, Asbury writes, 'In the evening the Negroes were 
collected, and I spoke to them in exhortation.' 1 

While the membership of John Street Methodist Church was inter- 
racial from the first, in the lists of membership published in 1787 
whites and Negroes were listed separately. These lists give the names 
of 228 whites and 36 Negroes. St. George's Church in Philadelphia 
had also begun to list the two racial groups separately. In 1788 there 
were 270 white and 17 Negro members. 

In addition to the separate seating arrangements provided for the 
Negro members of the congrgation, discrimination was shown in other 
ways. Pilmoor's Journal entry for August 9, 1772, tells of a service 
where the church was not large enough to accommodate all who desired 
to attend: 'As the ground was wet, they persauded me to try to preach 
within and appointed me to stand at the door to keep all the Negroes 
out till the white persons were got in, but the house would not near 
hold them.' 2 

In the light of these conditions it is not surprising that there 
should have developed a feeling of unrest, especially among free 
Negroes in the Northern section of the country, and a desire to have 
more freedom of expression. This was primarily responsible for the 
rise of independent Negro Methodist denominations. 3 
In 1844 southern members of the Methodist Episcopal Church pulled 
out and formed the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The split was over 
the issue of Negro slavery. 

When the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South, and the Methodist Protestant Church agreed to unite in 1939, the 
big issue was still the Negro. 

At this point, I am happy to state that the late Dr. David D. Jones 
was a member of the delegation of the North Carolina Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church to the 1936 session of the General Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Speaking before this session of the 
General Conference, Dr. Jones said of the Plan of Union: "Everyone knows 

1 Here we see that even the great Asbury was guilty of making racial 
distinctions. 

2 So you see that this matter of discrimination against Negroes in 
the Methodist Church did not begin with the Central Jurisdiction. It has 
been with us for a long time. How much longer, O Lord? How much longer, 
O Lord? 

3 Bishop Willis J. King, The History of American Methodism, Volume 
III, Abingdon Press, 1964, pp. 485-486. 



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that the Plan is segration, and segration in the ugliest way, because it is 
couched in such pious terms." 4 

Again, I am proud to state that Negroes in the Methodist Episcopal 
Church have to their everlasting credit that the majority of the members 
of the Negro Annual Conference voted against the Plan to establish the 
Central Jurisdiction. For in so voting, they voted against an ecclesiastical 
arrangement that refused to accept the Church as the Body of Christ. 
For in the Body of Christ there can be no discrimination based on race, 
color or class. All Christians are one in Christ Jesus. 

SECTION III 

THE NEGRO IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF NORTH CAROLINA 
AND VIRGINIA METHODIST 

One of the most remarkable leaders in early North Carolina and 

Virginia Methodism was Henry Evans, a Negro. 

In 1859, Dr. William M. Wightman, President of Wofford College, wrote 

a book entitled, Life of William Capers, DD., One of the Bishops of the 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In this book, Dr. Wightman gives the 

following quotation from Bishop Capers: 

But the most remarkable man in Fayetteville when I went there, and 
who died during my stay, was a negro, by the name of Henry Evans. I 
say most remarkable in view of his class; and call him Negro with un- 
feigned respect. He was a Negro: that is, he was of that race, without 
any admixture of another. The name simply designates the race, and 
it is vulgar to regard it with opprobrium. I have known and loved and 
honored not a few Negroes in my life, who were probably as pure of 
heart as Evans, or anybody else. Such were my old friends, Castile 
Selby and John Boquet of Charleston. Will Campbell and Harry 
Myrick, of Wilmington, York Cohen of Savannah, and others I might 
name. These I might call remarkable for their goodness. But I use the 
word in a broader sense for Henry Evans, who was confessedly the 
father of Methodism, white and black, in Fayetteville, and the best 
preacher of his time in that quarter; and who was so remarkable, as 
to have become the greatest curiosity of the town; insomuch that 
distinguished visitors harly felt that they might pass a Sunday in 
Fayetteville without hearing him preach. Evans was from Virginia; a 
shoemaker by trade, and, I think, was born free. He became a 
Christian and a Methodist quite young, and was licensed to preach in 
Virginia. While yet a young man, he determined to remove to 
Charleston, S. C, thinking he might succeed best there at his 
trade. But having reached Fayetteville on his way to Charleston, and 
something detaining him for a few days, his spirit was stirred at 
perceiving that the people of his race in that town were wholly given 
to profanity and lewdness, never hearing preaching of any denomi- 
nation, and living emphatically without hope and without God in 
the world. This determined him to stop in Fayetteville; and he began 
to preach to the negroes, with great effort. The town council inter- 
fered, and noting in his power could prevail with them to permit 
him to preach. He then withdrew to the sand-hills, out of town, and 
held meetings in the woods, changing his appointments from place 
to place. No law was violated, while the council was effectually eluded; 
and so the opposition passed into the hands of the mob. These he 
worried out by changing his appointments, so that when they went to 
work their will upon him, he was preaching somewhere lese. Mean- 
while, whatever the most honest purpose of a simple heart could do to 

4 Dr. David D. Jones, The Daily Christian Advocate, the General 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1936, p. 87. 



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reconcile his enemies, was employed by him for that end. He eluded 
no one in private, but sought opportunities to explain himself; avowed 
the purity of his intentions; and even begged to be subjected to the 
scrutiny of any surveillance that might be though proper to prove his 
inoffensiveness; any thing, so that he might but be allowed to preach. 
Happily for him and for the cause of religion, his honest countenance 
and earnest pleadings were soon powerfully seconded by the fruits of 
his labors. One after another began to suspect their servants of attend- 
ing his preaching, not because they were made worse, but wonderfully 
better. The effect on the public morals of the negroes, too, began to 
be seen, particularly as regarded their habits on Sunday, and drunken- 
ness. And it no long before the mob was called off by a change in 
the current opinion ; and Evans was allowed to preach in town. At that 
time there was not a single church edifice in town, and but one congre- 
gation, (Presbyterian), who worshipped in what was called the State- 
house, under which was the market; and it plainly Evans or no- 
body to preach to the negroes. Now, too, of the mistresses there were 
not a few and some masters, who were brought to think that the preach- 
ing which had proved so beneficial to their servants might be good for 
them also; and the famous Negro preacher had some whites as well 
as blacks to hear him. Seats distinctly separated, were at first ap- 
propriated to the whites, near the pulpit. But Evans had already be- 
come famous, and these seats were insufficient. Indeed, the Negroes 
seemed likely to lose their preacher, negro though he was, while the 
whites, crowded out their appropriated seats, took possession of those 
in the rear. Meanwhile Evans had represented to the preacher of the 
Bladen Circuit how things were going, and induced him to take his 
meeting-house into the circuit, and constitute a church there. And 
now, there was no longer room for the negroes in the house when 
Evans preached; and for the accommodation of both classes, the 
weatherboards were knocked off and sheds were added to the house 
on either side; the whites occupying the whole of the original building, 
and the Negroes those sheds as a part of the same house. . . I have 
known not many preachers who appeared more conversant with 
Scripture than Evans, or whose conversation was more instructive as 
to the things of God. 

... It was my practice to hold a meeting with the blacks in the 
church directly after the morning preaching every Sunday. And on 
the Sunday before his death, during this meeting, the little door be- 
tween his humble shed and the chancel where I stood was opened, 
and the dying man entered for a last farewell to his people. He was 
almost too feeble to stand at all, but supporting himself by the railing 
of the chancel, he said: 'I have come to say my last word to you. It is 
this: None but Christ. Three times I have had my life in jeopardy 
for preaching the gospel to you. Three times I have broken the ice 
on the edge of the water and swum across the Cape Fear to preach the 
gospel to you. And now, if in my last hour I could trust to that, or 
anything else but Christ crucified, for my salvation, all should be 
lost, and my soul perish forever.' A noble testimony! Worthy, not of 
Evans only, but St. Paul. His funeral at the church was attended by 
a greater concourse of persons than had been seen on any funeral 
occasion before. The whole community appeared to mourn his death, 
and the universal feeling seemed to be that in honoring the memory 
of Henry Evans we were paying a tribute to virtue and religion. He 
was buried under the chancel of the church of which he had been in 
so remarkable a manner the founder. 5 

In 1934, Miss Elizabeth Lamb wrote a booklet entitled, Historical 
Sketch of Hay Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South Fayetteville, North 

5 William Wightman, Life of William Capers, pp. 124-129. 



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Carolina. In this booklet she throws some more light on Evan's place of 
burial. She says, "Henry Evans died in 1810, and is buried under the church 
that today stands on the site the First Methodist Church built in Fayette- 
Ville." 6 

On May 16, 1966, I went to Fayetteville, North Carolina and had an 
interview with an elderly woman member of Hay Street Methodist Church. 
She appeared to be well versed in the history of this church and informed 
me that the First Methodist Church to which Miss Lamb referred is now 
Evans Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. She further 
informed me that the present Hay Street Methodist Church, white, grew 
out of the "First Methodist," now Evans Metropolitan African Methodist 
Episcopal Zion Church. 

Thus, we see that Henry Evans, a Negro, played an outstanding role 
in the early history of Methodism in North Carolina. 

SECTION IV 

THE ORGANIZATION OF THE DELAWARE, EAST TENNESSEE, NORTH 
CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA CONFERENCES 

This brings us to a consideration of the organization of the former 
Delaware, East Tennessee, North Carolina, and Washington Conference of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Church. I am con- 
sidering the organization of all of these conferences because the former 
North Carolina Conference and parts of the Delaware, East Tennessee, and 
Washington Conferences now constitute the North Carolina-Virginia Con- 
ference. 

The Delaware Conference was organized on July 20, 1864. The first 
session was held that year at John Wesley Methodist Church in Philadelphia. 
Pennsylvania. Bishop Edmund S. Janes was President and W. S. Elzey was 
Secretary. 

The East Tennessee Conference was organized in 1880 and held its 
first session in the Greensville Methodist Episcopal Church, Greensville, 
Tennessee. The date of the first session was October 15, 1880. Bishop E. O. 
Haven was President and B. H. Johnson was Secretary. 

The North Carolina Conference was organized in 1836. According to 
the Conference Journals "its first session opened as a part of the Virginia 
Conference. But when it adjourned there were two Conferences." 

Apparently, the combined session of the North Carolina Conference 
and the Virginia Conference met in Petersburg, Virginia on February 8, 
1837. (The name of the Presiding Bishop is not recorded. The Secretary 
was G. H. Leigh). This would mean that the first independent session of 
the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was held 
on January 31. 1838, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Bishop Morris was 
President and G. H. Leigh was Secretary. 

For many years, the Journals of the North Carolina Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church and the North Carolina Conference of the 
Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church have carried the following 
other pertinent history: 

At the Conference of December 4, 1844, there were 10.495 white 

members and 3,100 colored. Without consulting the wisdom of the 

latter, nearly the whole membership became a part of a new church, 

organized in May 1845, and called the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

South. Some of the colored members entered the A.M.E. Church, some 

the Colored M. E. Church of America, but thousands turned gladly to 

the bosom of the Methodist Episcopal as it returned to the State after 

the Civil War. 

d Elizabeth Lamb, Historical Sketches of Hay St. Methodist Cuhrch, P. 7 



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Between the years 1844, when the Church was separated over the 
slave question, and in 1865, when at the close of the War, the M. E. 
Church returned to shepherd its scattering flock in North Carolina, 
there was no session of the North Carolina Conference. 

The Washington Conference 

The Washington Conference was organized in the Sharp Street Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, 
October 27, 1864. Bishop Levi Scott was President and Benjamin Brown was 
Secretary. 

The North Carolina-Virginia Conference 

On August 11-12, 1964, at Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, 
a special session was called for the purpose of organizing the North Caro- 
lina-Virginia Conference of the Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist 
Church. Bishop Charles F. Golden was President and John G. Corry was 
Secretary. 

The first regular session of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference 
was held at Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, on June 3-6, 
1965. Bishop Charles F. Golden was President and Avery E. Robinson was 
Secretary. 

SECTION V 

BENNETT COLLEGE 

In her brief history of Bennett College, Miss Virginia Simmons says, 
In 1873, a parochial school for Negroes was started in the basement 
of Saint Matthews Methodist Episcopal Church, Greensboro by the 
Freedman's Aid and Southern Education Society of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church with Mr. W. J. Parker as the first principal. During 
the first four years of its existence this school was patronized only 
by local students. In 1877, however, relying upon an increasing interest 
in their venture throughout North Carolina and the rest of the South, 
the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church de- 
cided to purchase a site for a building large enough for the school 
and a dormitory. 

In the fall of 1878 the school was named Bennett Seminary. 
Its second principal was Dr. Edward O. Thayer. In 1881, the Reverend 
Wilber F. Steele became the third principal of Bennett Seminary. Under 
his administration, the Seminary was charted by the State of North Carolina 
as Bennett College. In 1889, Dr. Charles N. Grandison became head of the 
College. He was its first Negro head. 

Miss Virginia Simmons in her history of Bennett College also says, 
"'Among the administrators for the fifty succeeding years were Presidents 
Jordan D. Chavis, 1892-1905, Silas A. Peeler, 1905-1913, James E. Wallace, 
1913-1915, Frank Trigg, 1915-1925." 

In 1926, Bennett College became a school devoted exclusively to the 
education of young women. In that year Dr. David D. Jones was elected 
to the presidency. He served in this position until his death in 1955. Under 
Dr. Jones' leadership Bennett became one of the most outstanding colleges 
in America. Dr. Jones emphasized beauty of surroundings and attention 
to the individual student. 

Dr. Willa B. Player served as president from 1955 until 1966. Dr. 
Player continued the emphasis of Dr. Jones. 

In the spring of 1966, Dr. Isaac H. Miller, associate professor of 
biochemistry at Meharry Medical College, was elected to the presidency to 
succeed Dr. Willa B. Player. 

Throughout the years Bennett received moral and financial support 
from the North Carolina Conference. The North Carolina-Virginia Con- 
ference is continuing this support. 



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SECTION VI 

ALLEN HOME 

Allen Home, an outstanding high school for girls, was organized in 
1887 by the Woman's Home Missionary Society — now the Woman's Society 
of Christian Service. Through the years the North Carolina Conference 
gave moral and financial support to Allen Home. The North Carolina- 
Virginia Conference is continuing this support. 

SECTION VII 

MINISTERS ELECTED TO THE EPISCOPACY 

The Reverend Noah W. Moore, Jr., a member of the Delaware Con- 
ference, was elected to the Episcopacy in 1960. 

The Reverend Matthew W. Clair, Sr., a member of the Washington 
Conference was elected to the Episcopacy in 1920. The Reverend William A. 
C. Hughes, a member of the Washington Conference, was elected to the 
Bishopric in 1940. The Reverend Edgar A. Love, a member of the Wash- 
ington Conference, was elected to the Bishopric in 1952. 

The Reverend Robert E. Jones, a member of the North Carolina Con- 
ference, was elected to the Episcopacy in 1920. The Reverend Robert N. 
Brooks, a member of the North Carolina Conference, was elected to the 
Episcopacy in 1944. The Reverend Prince A. Taylor, a member of the North 
Conference was elected to the Bishopric in 1956. 

SECTION VIII 

OUTSTANDING CHURCHMEN OF THE FORMER NORTH CAROLINA 

CONFERENCE AND THE PRESENT NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA 

CONFERENCE 

Outstanding deceased churchmen among the ministers are: T. M. 
Joiner, William H. Coler, E. M. Collett, C. W. Blaylock, S. M. Hanes, D. 
Connell, R. C. Campbell, E. N. Grandison, Robert Smith, L. B. Gibson, 
Daniel Brooks, W. W. Morgan, Wilber Steele, John M. Champlain, Milton 
M. Jones, James A. Laughlin, Samuel F. B. Peace, M. J. Bullock, Elisha 
Howard, R. T. Weatherby, H. L. Ashe, R. W. Winchester, William S. 
McLeod, John E. Brower, and Walter T. Lomax. 

Prominent deceased churchmen among the laymen are: Alsie B. Dole, 
W. B. Windsor, J. A. McRae, Isabelle R. Jones, David D. Jones, and C. A. 
Barrett. 

Prominent living churchmen among the ministers are: G. M. Phelps, 
L. A. Brown, Richard L. Clifford, and J. David Kelly. 

Outstanding living churchmen among the laymen are: Clarence M. 
Winchester, A. L. Morrison, Susie Jones, Richard C. Ervin, and Alice P. 
McLeod. 

SECTION IX 

HISTORICAL CHURCHES 

Mount Zion Methodist Church, Leesburg, Virginia, has been cited 
as being the oldest continuing congregation. Their history is rooted in 
old Leesburg which was organized in 1789. However, it was organized as 
Mount Zion in 1865. 

The Board of Publications has given a plaque to Mount Zion citing 
them as the oldest continuing congregation. 

Roberts Memorial Methodist Church, Alexandria, Virginia, is the 
oldest organized congregation. It was organized as Roberts Memorial in 
1830. 



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Saint Matthews Methodist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, was 
organized in 1866. In 1871, the church moved to its present location. Dr. 
Silas A. Peeler built the present structure in 1903. Saint Matthews Metho- 
dist Church is the oldest Negro church in Greensboro. 

Saint Paul Methodist, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was organized 
in 1871. Under the leadership of the Reverend G. W. Morehead and the 
Reverend N. D. Shamburger it was rebuilt in 1903. After moving to a new 
location, the present structure was built in 1961 under the leadership of 
the present pastor, the Reverend Le Mon Mayfield. 

Saint Mark Methodist, High Point, North Carolina, was organized in 
1871 under the leadership of the Reverend Lewis Gibson. It was rebuilt in 
1928 under the leadership of the Reverend H. L. Ashe. 

SECTION X 

OUTSTANDING BUILDERS OF CHURCHES 

I have already referred to Dr. Silas A. Peeler and the Reverend 
H. L. Ashe as prominent church builders. Let me now mention six other 
leading church builders. The Reverend William E. Hairston, deceased, built 
the Union Memorial Methodist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 
1952. He also built a beautiful modern brick structure at Wesley Chapel 
Methodist Church near Reidsville, North Cai-olina, during his pastorate 
there from 1955 until 1959. 

William E. Hairston was not only a great church builder, he was a 
man of unusual mental ability. He was a great scholar and a prophet of 
social righteousness. 

The Reverend Robert B. McRae, deceased, was probably the greatest 
church builder in the history of the Conference. He built a church and 
remodeled the parsonage in Hamlet. He built parsonage in Ramseur, 
Reidsville and Forest City. He built the beautiful modern John Wesley 
Methodist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, during the conference 
year 1958-1959. This Church stands as a living monument to the name of 
Robert Belton McRae. 

Saint Paul Methodist Church in Reidsville, North Carolina, was burned 
and was rebuilt in 1921 under the pastorate of the Reverend Grandison M. 
Phelps. 

Under unusually difficult circumstances, the Reverend George E. Hogue 
moved the Galilee Methodist Church in Laurinburg, North Carolina, to 
its present location and rebuilt it during the Conference year 1958-1959. 
This Church stands as a living memorial to the wonderful work of George 
E. Hogue. 

The Reverend Leander A. Brown built the beautiful Gothic Berry 
Temple Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1953. He will be 
remembered as a great builder as well as a churchman. 

Another prominent builder of churches is the Reverend LeMon Mayfield. 
He built the present modern Brooks Memorial Methodist Church in High 
Point, North Carolina in 1950. Under his administration, Saint Paul Metho- 
dist Church, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was moved it its present 
location and a magnificient church structure was built in 1961. The Confer- 
ence will forever be in debt to this noble servant for his great contribution 
as a builder of churches. 

SECTION XI 
EDUCATORS 

I have already dealt with Dr. Silas A. Peeler, Dr. David D. Jones, 
and Dr. Willa B. Player as educators. Let me now briefly mention three 
other educators produced by the Conference. The Reverend John P. Morris, 
deceased, served as vice president of Bennett College. 

Dr. Gilbert H. Caldwell was instructor at Bennett College in 1919. 



50 FOURTH SESSION 



He was dean of Bennett College in 1920-1922. He served as dean and pro- 
fessor at Samuel Houston College, Austin, Texas, from 1923 until 1926. He 
was director of religious activities and professor of religion at Samuel 
Huston College in 1952-1953. He served as director of religious activities 
and professor of religion at Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 
1953-1954. 

Another educator of the Conference is the Reverend Marshall McCallum. 
He was head of the department of religious education at Claflin College, 
Orangeburg, South Carolina, in 1930. He was associate professor of religion 
and ethics at Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina, in 1938-1944. 

SECTION XII 

OUTSTANDING PREACHERS 

Prominent preachers produced by the Conference are: the Reverend 
William M. Wells, deceased, the Reverend Marshall McCallum, and the 
Reverend Richard L. Clifford. William M. Wells was a prince of the 
pulpit. Marshall McCallum is a scholar-preacher. Richard L. Clifford 
preaches with a deep understanding of the Christian faith. 

SECTION XIII 

WHAT OF THE FUTURE? 

What of the future as Methodism faces the problem of segregation? 
The church is the body of Christ. And there can be no segregation in the 
body of Christ. "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things 
are passed away; behold all things are become new." The true church is 
a body of people who have become new creatures in Christ Jesus. There 
can be no segregation among those whose lives have been made new by the 
transforming power of the Holy Spirit. So, as Methodism faces the future, 
she is challenged to be the body of Christ. 

What of the future as Methodism faces the move toward an ecumenical 
church. Whether we like it or not, ecumenicity is the wave of the future. 
In all probability before another Conference year rolls around the dele- 
gates to the next November Special Session of the General Conference will 
have voted for the merger of Methodists and the Evangelical United 
Brethren. This means they will have voted for the establishment of a new 
church — The United Methodist Church. Ecumenicity is the wave of the 
future. 

The Consultation on Church Union (COCU) met in Dallas, Texas on 
May 2-5, 1966. Official delegates from eight major Protestant denominations 
agreed on a set of basic principles for their merger into a twenty-four 
million member denomination. The next step will be the drafting of a 
detailed plan of union and its ratification by the participating denomina- 
tions. 

The members of the Consultation on Church Union are: the African 
Methodist Episcopal Church, the Evangelical United Brethren, the Disciples 
of Christ, the Methodist Church, the Presbvterian Church in the United 
States, the Protestant Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, and 
the United Presbyterian Church. 

The fact that the Methodist Church is ecumenically minded was shown 
at the recent Methodist Bicentennial Celebration in Baltimore, Marvland. 
The night of April 23, 1966, was known as Ecumenical Night. Addresses 
were given by Lawrence Cardinal Shehan. Roman Catholic Archbishop 
of Baltimore and Dr. Charles C. Parlin, outstanding Methodist layman 
and one of the presidents of the WorJd Council of Churches. Both Cardinal 
Shehan and Dr. Parlin expressed their hopes for the day to come when 
even Roman Catholicism and Protestantism would be one church. 

Finally, what of the future as we move into an age where man is ventur- 
ing into outer space? In the light of the vast universe which modern science 



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has revealed to us, it is reasonable to assume that there are great peoples 
and great civilizations in outer space. It may well be that long before the 
year 2166 we will have come into contact with these great peoples and 
civilizations. It may well be that some of them will reach us first. 

I believe with Dr. Robert J. McCracken, pastor of famous Riverside 
Church in New York City, when in his book, Putting Faith to Work, he 
says, "We who live on this planet still tend to think of ourselves as the 
center and crown of creation and the principal concern of Providence. We 
must become accustomed to the fact that we are peripheral, not central; 
that we are neither alone in the universe nor unque. If the scientific 
theorists are right, there are millions upon millions of other beings, not 
unlike ourselves, perhaps further advanced than ourselves. How does 
this affect the Christian doctrine of man — his origin, his nature, his 
final destiny? It is inconceivable that the truth about God, embodied 
and incarnate for us in Jesus Christ, is our sole possession to the excusion 
of other possible beings elsewhere. If other planets are inhabited, and by 
members of civilizations similar to ours, we who believe in the God and 
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ cannot but hold that He has revealed the 
same love and truth that we find in Christ to all, anywhere, who are able to 
receive them." 

Let me close with the words of our Bicentennial hymn: 

God of the generations, we offer Thee our song 

Of praise and adoration, for through the centuries long 

Thy grace has led our people on life's ascending ways; 

And now, God of the ages, we lift our hymn of praise. 

We thank Thee for the high road our faithful fathers trod, 
For witness of the Spirit that they were born of God, 
For circuit riders called by Thee, who traveled far and wide 
To tell the matchless story of Jesus crucified. 

Man now seeks other planets; he walks in stellar space; 

He plumbs the ocean's darkness, all knowledges to embrace; 

But yet he yearns to find Thee, to hear Thy voice so still. 

How shall Thy church make answer, her mission to fulfill? 

Where greed and envy flourish, where hate holds evil asway, 

Where poverty and sorrow delay God's holy day, 

There let Thy Church speak boldly, reach out her loving 

hand, 
And lead men of all nations to find the Promised Land. 

THE CLOSING CHAPTER OF THE 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S REPORT 

We write the final chapter of the short-lived, but glorious history of 
the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference. This conference will 
probablv be recorded as the swiftest moving conference of the age its 
orgin, just three and a half years ago, was rooted in the shallow soil of 
transition. Two years after its organization, June 1966 by a count of 117 for 
and 11 against, it voted its transfer from the Central Jurisdiction and 
merger with the three overlaping conferences of the Southeastern Juris- 
diction, the North Carolina, the Western North Carolina, and the Vrrgin a 
Annual Conferences. It reaffirmed that vote in its 1967 session by a vote 
of 140 for and 20 against. , 

In December 1967 it was transferred from the Central Jurisdiction 
into the Southeastern Jurisdiction and placed under the supervision of 
the newly elected L. Scott Allen, last bishop to be elected by ^Central 
Jurisdiction, and, who at the same time was transferred to the South- 
eastern Jurisdiction. 

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Carolina marks the merger of this conference with the aforesaid annual 
conferences. Our time has been too limited to uncover and record the 
worthy events and contributions of many of our outstanding members and 
churches, but we do feel that Galilee Church, Edwardsville, Virginia, 
whose history began in the Fairfield Church of the Virginia Conference, 
and was organized as a congregation 101 years ago should be mentioned 
as one of our historic churches. 

As we asunder part, 

It gives us inward pain, 

But we shall still be joined in heart, 

And count our loss all gain. 

J. David Kelly, Chairman 

B. REPORT FROM THE CONFERENCE TRUSTEES 
(Resolution) 

WHEREAS the North Carolina-Virginia Conference of the Methodist 
Church (formerly of the Central Jurisdiction) is being merged with the 
north Carolina Conference, the Virginia Conference and the Western 
North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church Southeastern Juris- 
diction and 

WHEREAS this North Carolina-Virginia Conference now in session is 
the desolving conference, Be It Resolved: 

1. That the proceeds of the cemetery property in Winston-Salem now 
in litigation be granted to St. Andrews church in Winston-Salem. 

2. That the property in Raleigh, N. C. be sold and the proceeds be 
distributed to the North Carolina Conference and the Western North 
Carolina Conference on a ministerial per capita basis. These pro- 
ceeds to be designated for the Pensions Fund. 

3. That the Bethel church property located near kernersville, be 
abandoned and sold and the proceeds granted to St. Paul Church in 
Kernersville, N. C. 

4. That the Buffalo Church property on the now Western District be 
abandoned, sold and the proceeds granted to Harpers Chapel. 

5. That the Brown property near Cozart, in Virginia be deeded to the 
Virginia Conference. 

6. That the Hamlet property be deeded to St. Peters Church in Hamlet, 
N. C. 

7. That the properties at Old Ford, Union Mill, Franklin and all other 
abandoned property, if any, shall pass to the geographical Conference 
in which it is located; and 

Be it further resolved that the net cash proceeds of this Board be 
distributed equally between the North Carolina and Western North Carolina 
Conferences and; 

Be it further Resolved that the Western North Carolina Conference is 
herewith named the successor conference to the North Carolina-Virginia 
Conference and the "Old" North Carolina Conference of the Central 
Jurisdiction, for legal purposes. 

Be it further Resolved that the chairman and secretary of the Trustee 
Board of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference be authorized and em- 
powered to execute the necessary deeds and documents in behalf of the 
Trustee Board to implement this resolution. 

Be it further Resolved that the North Carolina-Virginia Conference 
Transitional Trustee Board as now constituted is directed, authorized and 
empowered to consomate any unforseen changes or conditions that may arise 
before the final liquidation of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference 

Clarence M. Winchester, Chairman 
J. J. Patterson, Secretary 



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C. PROGRESS REPORT OF JOINT DISTRIBUTING 

COMMITTEE 

(Presented to North Carolina-Virginia Conference on March 28, 1968) 

Subject to any further changes that may be necessary and to final approval 
by the Joint Distributing Committee, it now appears that the following will 
be the major terms under which the pension responsibilities and assets 
of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference will be distributed to the North 
Carolina, Virginia, and Western North Carolina Confeernces in connection 
with the merger of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference with such 
successor conferences: 

1. The pension responsibility of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Con- 
ference on account of years of approved service rendered prior to the 
date of transfer of ministerial members, probationers, and full-time 
approved supply pastors thereof, as approved by the North-Carolina- 
Virginia Annual Conference, is hereby accepted and approved for "annuity 
claim" by the successor Annual Conferences, in accordance with the 
following principles: 

a. All approved service rendered while under appo'ntment to a pastoral 
charge shall be accepted by the successor conference within whose 
geographical boundaries the charge is located. 

b. Any approved service which was rendered while under appointment 
other than to a pastoral charge shall be accepted by the several 
Annual Conferences in proportion to the number of years of approved 
service rendered while under appointment to pastoral charges which 
will be distributed to such Annual Conference. 

c. Any claim for supply service, which has not been approved and/or 
is not a part of the total distribution, shall be the responsibility of 
the conference in which is located the charge where such supply 
service was rendered. 

d. Consecutive years of supply service in the North Carolina-Virginia 
Conference together with service in a successor conference shall be 
counted as consecutive years in one conference for the purpose of 
qualifying such years for pension claims. (See 1964 Discipline of The 
Methodist Church, paragraph 1631.) 

2. Pension responsibility of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Con- 
ference on account of service rendered prior to the date of transfer shall 
be allocated by the Clearing house of the General Board of Pensions to the 
successor Annual Conferences in accordance withe principles set forth in 
paragraph 1 of this agreement. 

3. The pension liability on account of years of approved service rendered 
to the transferred churches after the date of transfer shall be the re- 
sponsibility of the successor Annual Conference in which such service is 
rendered; provided, however, that the Ministers Reserve Pension Fund 
conference contributions on behalf of all new entrants, who are partici- 
Dating in the Ministers Reserve Pension Fund, shall be continued through 
May 31, 1968, based on the North Carolina-Virginia Conference average 
salary and paid from the pension funds of that conference; and that the 
Ministers Reserve Pension Fund personal contributions continue to be 
payable by such ministers through May 31, 1968, on the same basis as for the 
period from June 1, 1967 to the date of merger. 

4. During the period from the effective date of the merger through 
June 30, 1968, the annuities payable to all conference claimants of the North 
Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference shall be paid by the General Board 
of Pensions on behalf of said conference from funds collected by the North 
Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference for that purpose based on the annuity 
rate determined by the North Carolina-Virginia Conference. 

5 Beginning as of Julv 1, 1968, the annuities payable to conference 
claimants on account of the pension responsibility of the North Carolina- 



54 FOURTH SESSION 



Virginia Annual Conference shall be paid by the successor Annual Con- 
ferences. 

6. The pension assets of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference 
remaining, after payments shall have been made, as authorized in Items 
3 and 4 above, and as may have otherwise been authorized by the North 
Carolina-Virginia Conference or by its Board of Pensions, shall be dis- 
tributed to the successor conferences in proportion to the pension re- 
sponsibility they receive. The service annuity credits under the Ministers 
Reserve Pension Fund, Partial Reserve Pension Fund, and Supply Reserve 
Pension Fund related to service in North Carolina-Virginia Annual Con- 
ference shall be counted as conference pension assets and shall be dis- 
tributed as Service Annuity Accounts. Aany Service Annuity provided 
therefrom, at the time of the member's retirement, may be counted as a 
part of the pension payable on the basis of the annuity rate of the successor 
conference. 

7. Any amounts collected by the General Board of Pensions related to 
claims or liens filed by the North Carolina-Virginia Conference shall be 
allocated to the successor conferences in accordance with the pro-rata 
formula used to distribute the assets of the North Carolina-Virginia Con- 
ference. 

Prepared by Ray E. Whatley 
Read to the Confeernce by: 
Joseph B. Bethea 

D. Composite Report of the District Superintendents 

to the 

North Carolina- Virginia Annual Conference 

March 27, 1968 

Bishop Allen, Honored Episcopal Visitors, Ministerial and Lay Members 
of the Conference, Friends here and everywhere: "Grace to you and 
peace fom him who is and who was and who is to come." 

Your servants in the cabinet humbly submit to you this final composit 
report of the District Superintendents to the North Carolina-Virginia 
Conference. We are grateful indeed to the conference and to our Episcopal 
leadership for the privilege of this service to you in this hour of our 
history. These are exciting times in the life of the church and we pray 
that our performance has been worthy of your confidence. 

We cannot come to this historic and prophetic session of our conference 
without remembering with gratitude our predecessors in the district 
superintendency in this conference and in the East Tennessee, Washington, 
Delaware, and North Carolina Annual Conferences: we have sought to 
continue their work. 

We also remember and pay tribute to our promoted fellow-workers. 
When question 39 is asked, the answer will be Benjamin L. Burge, Leander 
A. Brown, and Oscar Davenport. These "good ministers-of-Christ Jesus" 
served well among us and have "entered into their heavenly rest." They 
"died in the work and hope of Christ, receiving the end of their faith — 
the salvation of their souls." 

It would be very difficult, if not impossible, to cover adequately all of 
our concerns in this report. And so, we will report briefly our performance 
this year, but the major thrust here will be in the area of those issues 
which we feel, must claim our attention now. 

A superintendents' work is but the aggregate labor of a great host of 
God's people in cities, towns, and the open country. Pastors, lay men and 
women have worked hard; they have done the job in the midst of adverse 
circumstances, and to them must go the credit for a job well done. We 



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thank them all for their devotion to, support of, and cooperation in, the 
total program of the church this year. This must be followed by a word of 
appreciation for our Ministers' Wives who have stood with us, loyal in 
every situation. 

The State of the Conference 

The 1967 session gave us the mandate to do our best to interpret and 
implement the implications of merger. We have done this. Churches have 
been grouped and charges realigned to provide, where possible, stronger 
ministerial leadership at an adequate salary level. It has been our aim to 
provide every Methodist the privilege of a full-time ministry. Geography 
and the lack of manpower has somewhat deterred this aim, but definite 
progress has been made. The word this year in every gathering of Negro 
Methodists in North Carolina and Virginia has been "Merger". We are 
moving with resolution to that end. And while there are some among us 
also who are "against it," the overwhelming majority of us are "for it." 

In the midst of the unrest, God's grace has been sufficient, the people 
have cooperated, and we have done the work of the Church. We have 
travelled through the districts: we have administered the spiritual and 
temporal affairs of the Church. At least two regular and some special 
sessions of the Quaterly Conference have been held in each pastoral 
charge. District Conferences, as authorized by you have been held in each 
district and will be reported to your committee for consideration. Work- 
shops in every local church commission area, lay retreats, and youth 
rallies have been provided in every district, as well as schools of mission 
and other leadership enterprises. A number of our charges will report 
their total annual apportionment for General and Annual Conference work 
at this session. Others will report 5/6 at this time and complete their 
reports before May 15, 1968. The statistical report will reflect our effort to 
have our churches report their membership as accurately as possible. The 
work has not always been without pain to others and to ourselves, but we 
have done our best and we take pride in reporting to you that, in our 
estimation, the state of the conference is good. 

The Church in Mission 

The mission of the church is to be and to do no more, no less than 
Christ was and is and did and does in the world. What was the nature of 
Christ's Ministry? John W. Deschner, writing in The Christian Mission 
Today, describes it as a ministry of healing, preaching, and suffering 
which "does not customarily take place within the walls of the religious 
institutions. He does preach and heal in synagogues. But he preaches also 
in homes, in streets and highways, in fields, at the seaside, in market places, 
in the court room. Jesus' ministry then, as now, is a ministry in the 
world, among men in their daily lives." 

In these days when church leaders are so concerned about the life and 
health of the church, we do well to remember that the church must radiate 
the spirit of Christ in all it does; and like her Lord, lose her life in service 
to people helping them experience the redemptive grace of God. This is the 
only justification for the existenc of the church. For though this ministry 
of reconciliation is entrusted to us, we must remember that it is of God 
and if we are to be the church, ours is always to do what we believe is 
God's will for us and not our own, nor that of men. 

In his book God's Colony in Man's World, George W. Webber likens 
the church to the three dimensional life of the early pilgrims as colonists 
on the New England coast. In the vertical dimension "the colony was 
utterly dependent upon the homeland if it were to be sustained in the 
middle of a hostile world." The Church is absolutely dependent upon the 
sustaining grace of God appropriated in worship. In the circular dimension 
"there was an unmistakable unity which is the characteristic of those who 
know those who know that Jesus Christ is Lord." In the horizontal dimen- 
sion "the colony recognized that its only reason for existence was its work in 



56 FOURTH SESSION 



the world." The church exists for its mission in all the world — to every 
place and to every race of people. To this end we are called and no other. 

The Pastoral Ministry 

We have seen that the raison d' etre of the church is its work in the 
world — its ministry of healing, preaching, and suffering, its ministry of 
reconciliation. We have seen that in order to exist for its work, the 
church must be sustained in worship. It is the "ekklesia," the "called out 
from" people of God. It is the assembly which gathers to celebrate the 
gospel, to re-enact the event, to hear the word preached and made visible 
m the sacrament. For this coming together, there must be a preacher- 
pastor who loves his Lord and his people. He is the father confessor, the 
priest, the spiritual advisor, who helps nourish the souls of the people of 
God and points them to the source of spiritual food and power. Jesus 
asked Peter, "Lovest thou me? . . . Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep." This 
is the work of the pastor, and in this day of the emphasis on new forms of 
ministry, while we would not de-emphasize these ministries, we must 
emphasize the pastoral ministry and recover the sense of its glory. For the 
ratio of pastors in our roster of traveling preachers is declining each 
year and the trend must be halted if not reversed. 

We said preacher-pastor because the first duty of a pastor is "to preach 
the gospel." In his book The Trouble With the Church, Helmut Thielicke 
writes of the plight of preaching and says: "in the hectic bustle of 
ecclesiastical routine it (preaching) appears to be relegated more and more 
to the margin of things." In the translator's note, John W. Doberstein 
writes of the "pastoral director" who says "what the church wants from its 
pastor is more liturgy, sacraments, and celebrations." Deberstein says 
"ministers who hold this opinion about preaching should be forbidden 
to preach . . . Wherever we find, even in this day, a vital living congre- 
gation we find at its center vital preaching." New forms of ministry are 
important; we must seek men where they are, but to downgrade the 
pastor and the pupit will be fatal to the church. 

The need for additional candidates for the ministry must be a continu- 
ing concern of the church. We would suggest that the need for additional 
Negro candidates for the ministry must be a pressing concern of the merger 
conferences. It may well be that Negro pastors will be needed to serve the 
Negro constituency for a long time to come. For the road to pastorates 
across racial lines must be two-way or it will lead to a dead-end. 

The United Methodist Church 

The message from the Joint Commissions on Union of the Methodist 
Church and The Evangelical United F>rethren Church begins with this state- 
ment: "When, during the Uniting Conference in Dallas, Texas, April 20- 
May 4, 1968, the president of the Board of Bishops of The Evangelical 
United Brethren Church and the president of the Council of Bishops of 
The Methodist Church announce that the Plan of Union has been adopted 
by the requisite votes of their respective churches, the Plan of Union will 
become the Discipline for The United Methodist Church." And so, from 
Dallas will come change — innovation that will affect the church at every 
level of its life. Proposals for the ministry and for the local church are 
far-reaching, and are commended to you for your careful consideration. 
Of particular interest to us all is the proposed Local Church Council on 
Ministries. This innovation will provide options for local church organi- 
zation so that size will not be a factor in programming for mission. We 
anticipate the good coming from this union. But since this union embodies 
the history and traditions of several churches which are Methodist in 
name or tradition, we must deplore that separation of Methodists which 
continues only on the basis of race, and urge The United Methodist Church 
to set its house in order with regards to its Negro constituency and seek 
union with Methodist Denominations which are Negro. 



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Merger 

We have come to an hour in our history for which manv of our people 
have hoped and labored untiringly — the merger of our Annua! Com 
with the North Carolina, Western North Carolina, and Virginia Annual 
Conferences. There are a great number of advantages for us in the racially 
inclusive conferences. Our full-time pastors will enjoy an increased 
minimum salary. Increased pensions, which we hope will be effective for 
the 1968-69 conference year, will be paid to our conference claimants. The 
question has been raised "of what benefit will this merger be to our 
Negro Churches?" And we have suggested that the total life of the Negro 
local church will be enhanced as administrative and programmatic personnel 
are provided on a smaller geographical level. It will be more convenient 
for our people to be involved in more enterprises on the district and 
sub-district levels. Thus, the performance of our churches will be greatly 
improved. 

We cannot, in good conscious, report to you that all will be well in the 
merged conferences. For in our opinion, merger means merger — the 
combination of two or more entities to form one entity, new and district 
of itself. The effort of any one entity to retain its former design and 
continue to do business as usual must be vigerously resisted. Let our 
brethren be assured for now and for all time: We have not come to join. 
We have come to merge and from, tomorrow and thereafter, Methodism 
in North Carolina and Virginia will never be the same. 

,The destiny of the Negro in North Carolina and Virginia Methodism 
must be seen as a part of the larger destiny of the church in the two states. 
But in the midst of our going we must follow what we believe is God's 
will for us. And we cannot now bring ourselves to believe that it is God's 
will that segregation should be retained at any level; nor can we be told 
that it is God's will that any agency of the merged conferences should 
after tomorrow be at anytime thereafter without Negroes. Racial inclusive- 
ness at this hour of our history means "with regard to race" to the 
extent that Negroes must be a part of every agency — from the lease com- 
mittee to the district superintendency. 

The Episcopal leadership and the Western North Carolina Conference 
are to be commended for the Winston-Salem effort. For until black people 
can lead white people, it will be most difficult for white people to lead 
black people. Where Negro leadership is unacceptable, white leadership 
is also unacceptable. 

Our struggle for personhood may lead to conflict in the merged 
conferences, but we must love all men. And, acting in mercy and in charity 
for all, we will be true and faithful to our Methodist church, and more than 
this, we will be true and faithful to our God. 

Much could be said here about the church and the Vietnam conflict the 
church and the urban crisis, and our own identity with the total Ne^-o 
community. These must claim the concern of the church now and are 
commended to you for your study and action. 

Conclusion 

Before the sun shall set tomorrow, the North Carolina-Virginia Annual 
Conference will be no more. We have suggested that our history be com- 
pleted and recorded for prosterity in the journal of this final session. We 
must not forget. 

When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord 
said to Joshua, "take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a 
man. and command them, 'Take twelve stones from here out of the 
midst of the Jordan from the very place where the priests' feet stood, 
and carry them over with you, and lay them down in the place where 
you ledge tonight.' " Then Joshua called the twelve men from each 
tribe; and Joshua said to them, "Passon before the ark of the Lord 



58 FOURTH SESSION 



your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up each of you a 
stone upon his shoulder according to the number of the tribes of the 
people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you, when your 
children ask in time to come, 'what do these stones mean to You? r Then 
you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before 
the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over the Jordan, 
the waters of the Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the 
people of Israel a memorial for ever. 

We need a memorial for ever — a memorial to the East Tennessee, 
Delaware, Washington, North Carolina, and North Carolina-Virginia Annual 
Conferences. For more than a century these have served our needs and 
nourished our souls. And so the prayer of Kipling is appropriate for this 
day and all the days and years of our being 

Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, 
Lest we forget, lest we forget! 
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that 
we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be 
glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. 



AMEN 
James Wesley Gwyn, Sr. 
Joseph Benjamin Bethea 
James Walter Ferree, Sr. 
David DeBerry 



E. BOARD OF PENSIONS REPORT 

March 27, 1968 

We Recommend The Following: 

1. That the present apportionments to each pastoral charges for con- 
ference claimants, being an amount equivalent to 17% of the total of 
the pastor's cash salary and expense allowance in excess of S500.00, be 
continued to May 31, 1968, and that all pastoral charges be urged to pay 
ihe apportionment in full by that date if they have not already paid in 
full for the year. 

2. That with the consent of the General Board of Pensions and the approval 
of the conference Board of Pensions of the other conferences with 
which the North Carolina-Virginia Conference is being merged, the 
Death Benefit Program be continued through the year 1968-69 for 
eligible persons being transferred from the North Carolina-Virginia 
Conference to the three continuing successor conferences, and that 
payment for the same be provided from pension funds of the North 
Carolina-Virginia Conference. 

3. That pensions payable through June 30. 1968 shall continue on the 
same basis as for the period from July 1, 1967 to the date of merger, 
namely, $40.00 per service year, with the conference paying on the 
basis of a S29.96 rate and $10.04 being paid by the Temporary General 
Aid Fund. (See Report on page 77, 1967 Journal). 

4. The General Board of Pensions, as paying agent for this confernce. 
is authorized to draw from existing funds of the conference any amounts 
necessary to provide for the above mentioned items. 

Submitted by 

Oscar W. Burwick, Vice-Chairman 

Conference Board of Pensions 



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F. REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS 
NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA CONFERENCE 

March 26, 1968 

Bishop Allen and members of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Con- 
ference, the Conference Board of Missions submits the following report: 

The Board held its regular meeting October 27, 1968 at Union Memorial 
Methodist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, with Dr. Nichols repre- 
senting The National Division as Consultant. Applications for Mission 
Aid were approved as follows: 

Central District: 

Lauglin Memorial » . . . $ 400 

Madison Circuit 900 

Mt. Airy, Pilot Mt. Adv 200 

Wesley Chapel 300 



$1,800 
Eastern District: 

Asbury, Durham, N. C $ 550 

Goldsboro, St. John 400 

Red Springs Circuit 300 

• Wilmington 400 



$1,650 
Virginia District: 

Edwardsville •. . ... $ 500 

Hamilton-Leesville 300 

Middleburg . . •. 200 

Newport News 600 

Norfolk-Pleasant Ridge 900 

, Winchester 300 

Woodstock-Strasburg . . ...... V v 500 



$3,300 
Western District: 

Forest City $ 300 

Marion 300 

Mooresville 300 

Newton • ■ ■ 300 

Shelby 600 

Lowesville 200 



$2,000 

The following churches were added to the priority list: Gallilee St. Home. 
Wilkesboro, St. Paul, Rock Hill and Hartzell Memorial. All churches in the 
Virginia District were deleted from the list except Edwardsville. 
Relocation of Hartzell Memorial, Hickory, North Carolina was approved 
and a grant of $6,000 six thousand dollars for land was made by the Board. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. Patterson, Chairman 



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G. CONFERENCE LAY LEADER'S REPORT 

Bishop Allen, members of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference, I 
greet you for the 12th and last time as your Conference Lay Leader. The 
past year has been eventful and the laity has strived to prepare, through 
stewardship and Christian Brotherhood, for the coming of this day. 

This is a momentous day in history — especially for the laity of the 
North Carolina-Virginia Conference. For nearly 100 years, this segment 
of the Christian faith has fought and struggled and prayed for just such 
a day as this, when all the laity of the household of faith could be one. 
Here we are on the threshold of a mighty journey, to practice, by precept 
and example, true christian brotherhood. Yes, this is a sunset, it is the 
end of a period, but, my brothers and sisters, this is a golden sunset 
with all its glorious beauty and radiant brillance. It brings to a climate 
all the hopes and fears of all the years that are met in thee today. What 
conflicts has it brought — many — but they have been to make us strong. 
What opportunities has it brought — many more; for we stand here today 
carrying the banner and hailing the cry — The Lord has brought us safe 
thus far. 

The Liaty, for the past 100 years, have been co-workers in the 
ministry with the Clergy, as it should be and as it should continue. It has 
been that Gospel of Faith, Hope and Love that you, the Clergy, have held 
out to us that has sustained us through many dangers, tiols and snares. 

If we have been sustained by that Faith of which you, the Clergy, 
have recommended, we have not cause for fear or doubt at a time like 
this. For this is the same faith that brought our forefathers through the 
period of slavery. Tis the same faith that sustained our mighty warriors 
in establishing schools and colleges. Tis the same faith that has brought 
about the elimination of the Central Jurisdiction. Are we, as a Laity 
weaker, in the faith that they — I say this cannot be, for we have a heritage 
to go along with our faith and we know that faith without works is dead. 

Who knew in years gone by and who knows but today that we are 
destined to times like these and if we are God's Children, we will have 
no fear about the tomorrow — For God will make a way somehow. 

Why should we, as Christians, be fearful of joining other Christians. 
If there is fear or deceit on either side of this merger, then let us be 
certain that we are not the peretrator. Then, as God is God and right is 
right, we will, with God's help, make the situation right. 

Tis Grace hath brought us safe thus far and grace will lead us home. 

One of the legends around the story of the wise men coming to 
Bethelem is that they represented three different races and three age 
groups; Melchoior was a middleaged man from Arabia — he brought Gold: 
Casper was an old man from the far east — he brought Frankincense; 
Balthasar was a young man from Etheopia — he brought Myrh. They travel- 
ed separately until they met each other at a place not far from Jersualem. 
There they found they were seeking the same King and decided to continue 
their journey together, asking no favor for thmselves but presenting his 
own special gift. 

How does this apply to today? A truth which the Church has been 
slow to accept. No worship is more acceptable to God than that which rises 
from an inclusive Church, where people, regardless of race or color, 
confess their sins and offer themselves as servants of our Lord. 

Thus, as we stand here on this precipis ready, willing and able to 
take the venture into this united church, let us go forth with a steadfast 
hope that we will meet our brothers there; that we will help to right their 
wrongs and they will do the same for us — for we both have wrongs that 
must be made right. Is this too much to ask of the Christian Church? Is 
this too much to ask of Christians? 

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brothern — this will be a joyous struggle. A sunset now but a brighter 
sunrise tomorrow, for we will go forth marching as one mighty band of 
Methodist: as one great band of Christians; as a great host of the 
almighty. 

To fear at a time like this can nullify all of our beliefs in the 
teachings of Jesus. To have faint hearts at a time like this would show 
our faith to be very shallow. To lose our hope at a time like this would 
mean we never had the faith. 

Let us march onward and upward, raising the banner high — never 
faltering and never forgetting. 

God has no other hands but our to help a need brother. God has no 
other feet but ours to go to a lonely brother. God has no other tongue 
but ours to tell the story of his love. 

Clarence M. Winchester, 
Lay Leader 



BOARD OF LAY ACTIVITIES 

Clarence M. Winchester, Chairman and Conference Lay Leader 

Post Office Box 20108, Greensboro, N. C. 

Bruce Hargrove, Vice Chairman Raleigh, North Carolina 

Earl Contee, Secretary 308 N. Patrick St., Alexandria, Va. 

EASTERN DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: S. C. McCorkle Post Office Box 251 

Red Springs, N. C. 

Associates: S. T. Brooks Lumberton, N. C. 

T. A. Bacote Fayetteville State College 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

James Cummings Rowland, N. C. 

Bruce Hargroves Raleigh, N. C. 

Luther Fletcher 708 Washington Ave. 

Hamlet, N. C. 

Dr. Norman Johnson N. C. State College 

Durham, N. C. 
VIRGINIA DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Richard J. Road 2022 Q St. 

Richard, Va. 

Associates: Earl N. Contee 308 N. Patrick St. 

Alexandria, Va. 

L. A. Sydner Booker T. Washington High School 

Roanoke, Va. 

John Best Arlington, Va. 

Harold Mitchell 1107 Lewis St. 

Harrisonburg, Va. 

Jack Miller Wells Ave., N. W. 

Roanoke, Va. 
WESTERN DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Alvin Morrison Post Office Box 132 

Statesville, N. C. 

Associates: Herbert Gidney Route 3, Box 411 

Shelby, N. C. 

P Person 321 Erwin Ave. 

Newton, N. C. 

John Jones 420 Finley Ave. 

Lenoir, N. C. 



62 FOURTH SESSION 



Verdell Michaux 116 Arlington Dr 

Lenoir, N. C. 

Mr. Charlie Houston 719 W. Branch St. 

Salisbury, N. C. 
CENTRAL DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: D. W. Morehead. , Hayes-Taylor Y.M.C.A. 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Associates: A. W. Harper. 2007 K Court Ave. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

John Lovell Post Office Box 219 

Pilot Mountain, N. C. 

R. C. Erwin Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Oscar Vaughn, Jr 1927 E. 24th St. 

Winston-Salem, N. C. 

N. S. Morehead 1506 Boundary 

High Point, N. C. 

Cornelius Holland High Point, N. C. 

Edward Belo Rt. 3, Box 272 

High Point, N. C. 

E. M. Townes, Jr. Reidsville, N. C. 

J. W. Sapp Greensboro, N. C. 

A. W. Crump Greensboro, N. C. 



H. AUDITOR'S REPORT 

ERNST & ERNST 

Wachovia Building 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 27101 



March 1, 196S 



North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference, 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 

We have examined the statement of recorded cash receipts and cash 
disbursements of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference for the period 
June 6, 1967, through December 31, 1967, in the manner and to the extent 
outlined below. 

Cash on deposit at December 31, 1967, was reconciled with the balances 
reported by the bank and savings and loan association. We were unable 
to trace individual recorded receipts to the deposits. We inspected paid 
bank checks representing recorded disbursements for the period. No 
vouchers, invoices, or other evidence supporting disbursements were 
submitted for our inspection. We did not request independent confirmation 
of recorded receipts from the various contributing churches and individuals. 

As the scope of our examination did not include independent confir- 
mation of cash receipts, and as vouchers, invoices or other evidence sup- 
porting disbursements were not available, we are unable to express an 
opinion upon the statement of recorded cash receipts and cash disburse- 
ments. 

Ernst & Ernst 






NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



63 



STATEMENT OF RECORDED CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

For the period June 6, 1967, througrh December 31, 1967 



Cash balance June 6, 1967 

Cash receipts: 

Checking account: 

Deposit per bank statements $122,206.32 

Less returned checks per bank statements 1,338.00 



$ 39,491.25 



Savings account: 
Interest 



120,868.32 
226.71 



Cash disbursements: 

Africa Project Communion Offering 

Area conference administration 

Area residence (Nashville- Carolina) 

Board of Education 

Board of Lay Activity 

Board of Missions 

Board of Missions — temporary general aid 

Board of Trustees expense 

Central District expense 

Christian Social Concern 

Church extension — building assistance 

Conference on Christian Education — 
registration fee 

Conference Claimants and Pension Reserve— 
The General Board of Pensions 

Conference journals, programs, and reports 

Conference secretary 

Conference session expenses 

District Leadership Training School 

District Superintendents' salaries and expenses 
Rev. J. B. Bethea $5,875.02 

Rev. Richard L. Clifford 633.34 

Rev. David DeBerry 5,875.02 

Rev. James W. Ferree 5,875.02 

Rev. J. W. Gwyn 5,875.02 

Eastern District expense 

Evangelism 

Executive Secretary's salary 

General Board — temporary general aid 

Higher education: 

Bennett College apportionment 

Jurisdictional entertainmeni 

Jurisdictional treasury 



TOTAL 

355.00 

2,520.00 

1,219.00 

187.46 

215.81 

202.35 

100.00 

89.40 

487.00 

89.62 

1,000.00 

30.00 

17,655.79 

1,563.38 

800.00 

229.82 

75.00 



24,133.42 

124.00 

418.64 

1,533.34 

500.00 

7,741.27 

1,533.00 

965.00 



121,095.03 
160,586.28 



64 FOURTH SESSION 



STATEMENT OF RECORDED CASH RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
CONTINUED 

Cash disbursements — continued: 

Methodist Conference on Christian Education S 256.00 



Minimum salaries 


5,900.00 




Mission aid salaries 


5,112.73 




Mortgage loan payments: 






Faith Memorial (Richmond) $397.72 






Norfolk Methodist 993.42 


1,391.14 




M**^.Vht!1 1 n Pn*./\liMO A TT"1 






Scholarship 


585.00 




National Consultation on Church 






in Community Life 


291.25 




Pastors' Area School 


832.00 




Professional services 


325.00 




Refunds 


25.00 




Statistician service 


370.00 




Supplementary salary — G. L. Tate, Jr. 


800.00 




Temporary general aid 


450.00 




Treasurer's bond 


50.00 




Treasurer's salary and expense 


1,458.31 




Virginia District expense 


1,265.00 




Western District expense 


557.00 




Miscellaneous 


219.04 




TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 


S83.655.77 



Cash balance — December 31, 1967: 

Wachovia Bank and Trust Company — 

checking account 69,635.38 

American Federal Savings & Loan Association — 

savings account 7,295.13 



$76,930.51 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 65 

I. MINISTERS' WIVES REPORT- 
NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA CONFERENCE, 
MARCH 28, 1968 



Officers: Leontine T. Kelly, President 

Eutha Mae Laughlin, Vice President 
Margaret Powell, Secretary 
Bernice, Gwyn, Treasurer 

Bishop Garber, and members of the Conference, the Ministers' Wives 
are happy to make this final report. These faithful women — and those 
others unable to be here today — have through the years, played a supportive 
role as partners in the parsonage. In addition to their local responsibilities 
they have willingly contributed personally and through their charges to 
the Ministers Pension Fund. This was not required of them, but desired 
by them, for they are, by committment, a contributive factor in the con- 
ference and the church. They do not intend to end their service in a 
new relationship, for they enter new conferences with open minds — both 
receptive and contributive; open hearts and open hands willing to continue 
to share the work of love. 

We wish to update the conference treasurers' report on our contri- 
bution to the Ministers' Pension Fund. Reported from the Central District— 
$1,054; from the Eastern District $165; from the Virginia District— $1,166; 
and from the Western District $620; making a total to date of $3,005. 

In a final meeting on yesterday the ministers' wives voted to give the 
remaining funds; in their treasury— $100— to a worthy foreign student 
now matriculating at Bennett College. This final act of service in this 
relationship is indicative of the strong tie of fellowship which we now 
willingly sever to bring the kingdom of God nearer at hand. We fir mis- 
believe that we cannot be both Christian and segregated. The separation 
itself bars the opportunity to share God's love as freely as He has 
given it to us. 

It was with this realization that we closed our meeting with a 
fellowship circle and repeated the inspiring words of James Weldon 
Johnson— writen for another day, but peculiarly fitting for our own— 
we share them with you . . . 

Lift Every Voice and Sing 

'Till Earth and Heaven ring . . . 



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NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 83 

TREASURERS REPORT CONT'D. 

RECEIPTS FOR THE CONFERENCE YEAR 

JUNE 7, 19G7 - MARCH 22, 1968 

Brought forward from June 7, 1967 - December 31, 1967: 

from Rev. L. A. Brown, Treasurer $ 69,635.38 

Received from charges — January 1, 1968 - March 22, 1968 53,459.00 

Board of National Mission Aid 2,637.60 

Loan 14,000.00 



Total Receipts $129,731.98 

DISBURSEMENTS 

District Superintendents $ 9,399.96 

Mrs. Wessaye T. Brown 208.33 

Clay Printing Co. (Balance on Conference Journals) 955.75 

Postage Stamps 34.50 

J. W. Gwyn, Sr., Treasurer 624.99 

Mrs. G. Haven Caldwell (Treasurer W.S.C.S. - repay loan) 4,000.00 

Piedmont Office Supply 11-09 

Conference Board of Education 624.28 

Conference Board of Pensions 57.10 

Conference Board of Trustees 123.14 

Board of Christian Social Concerns 224.00 

Conference Board of Missions - Church Extension 3,988.60 

National Board of Mission Aid $ 2,712.60 

G. L. Tate, Jr. Conference Board of Missions 300.00 

Mortgage Note - Norfolk Methodist Church 976.00 

Office of Machine - repair of adding machine 36.75 

Gulf Coast Area - Administration Fund 761.00 

Refunds 107.01 

Council on World Service and Finance 15,500.00 

Episcopal Fund $ 3,000 

World Service 10,000 

Fellowship of Suffering 700 

Inter-Denominational Cooperation 500 

General Administration 1,000 

Temporary General Aid 300 

A. E. Robinson, Conference Secretary 206.70 

Bethlehem Center (Charlotte, N. C.) 100-0° 

Total $ 36,963.10 

Total Receipts $129,731.98 

Total Disbursements 36,963.10 



$ 92,768.88 
Deposited with 

American Federal Savings 7,295.13 



$100,064.01 



£4 FOURTH SESSION 



SECTION NUMBER SEVEN 
RESOLUTIONS 

A. ORGANIZATIONAL RESOLUTION 

Whereas we wish to facilitate orderly and effective operation of the 
fourth session of the North Carolina-Virginia Conference, be it resolved: 

1. That the bounds of the Conference be established as the first 
twelve rows of seats from the front of the Annie Merner Pfeiffer 
Chapel; 

2. That J. H. McCallum be elected Pianist for the Conference; 

3. That James T. Jones be elected as Song Leader for the Conference; 

4. That Liston Sellers be elected as Postmaster for the Conference; 

5. That the printed program, after necessary corrections and /or 
modifications, be accepted as the guide and agenda for the Con- 
ference ; 

6. That W. T. Brown be elected Reporter, and D. S. Harkness Associ- 
ate Reporter, to the religious and secular press for the Conference; 

7. That the roll of Conference Members be called verbally with each 
member answering "present" or "here' r after his name, and his 
only, is called; 

8. That the roll of Lay Delegates be acknowledged by registration 
cards since many Reserves will be present in place of the Delegate. 

Avery E. Robinson, Secretary 

B. RESOLUTION ON BOUNDS AND WORK OF 
TRANSITIONAL TRUSTEE BOARD 

THE CABINET 

TO: THE NORTH CAROLINA- VIRGINIA CONFERENCE 
RESOLUTION 

1. That the Conference be reduced from four to three districts so that 
there will be one district in the bounds of each Conference — Western 
North Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. 

2. That the Transitional Trustee Board be impowered to carry on all 
conference matters pertaining to their function, after this conference 
adjourns. 

C. RESOLUTION TO ABANDON AS A PREACHING 

PLACE AND DISPOSE OF PROPERTY OF ASBURY 

CHURCH IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT 

Whereas the District Superintendent and the District Board of Church 
Building and Location have investigated Asbury Church, Fayetteville, 
North Carolina, and found no adult persons, members of the church, to 
carry on programs as an organized church, be it resolved that this 
property be declared abandoned as a preaching place and sold — the 
proceeds, after satisfaction of all encumbrances, to be used 70% for the 
reduction of mortgage on the John Wesley Church in Fayetteville, North 
Carolina, and 30% divided between the Mount Olive Church, Lumberton, 
North Carolina, and the Saint George Church, Maxton, North Carolina. 

Eastern District Board of Church Building and Location 
James W. Ferree, District Superintendent 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



D. RESOLUTION TO DISPOSE OF LOT AT SOUTHERN 
PINES, NORTH CAROLINA IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT 

Whereas the District Superintendent and the District Board of Church 
Building and Location have investigated conditions in the City of Southern 
Pines, North Carolina, and found no adult members to carry on programs 
as an organized church, nor have any of such activities existed there for 
several years, be it resolved that this lot be declared abandoned as a 
preaching place and sold — the proceeds, after satisfaction of all encum- 
brances, to be used for the reduction of mortgage on the Saint Peter Church, 
Wagram, North Carolina. 

Eastern District Board of Church Building and Location 
James W. Ferree, District Superintendent 

A RESOLUTION 

E. FROM THE INTERCONFERENCE COMMISSION ON 

CAMPUS MINISTRY 

We, the Executive Committee of the Interconference Commission on 
Campus Ministry, meeting at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, High 
Point, N. C, on February 12, 1968, do resolve: 

That the Interconference Commission on Campus Ministry express 
appreciation for the dedicated service given in the cause of Christian 
Higher Education through the years by our late Vice Chairman, the 
Reverend L. A. Brown. He was a man of compassion. Even when his votes 
helped to determine how hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent, 
he never lost sight of his stewardship: he saw not just dollars distributed, 
but the ministry of Christ extended to persons. 

As a tangible expression of appreciation of our deceased brother, we 
covenant to canvass the members who served with Mr. Brown during his 
tenure of the last eight years on the Commission, so that all who wish may 
make financial contributions in his memory to scholarship assistance at 
Bennett College, the school of which he and several of his daughters were 
graduates. 

Be it resolved further: 

That we invite our fellow Methodists of North Carolina and their 
friends to contribute to this Fund. If the Fund reaches as much as 51,000. 
it will be set up officially in the College as the L. A. Brown Memorial 
Scholarship Assistance Fund, from which the interest will be used to aid 
needy students. Otherwise, the principle will be used for scholarship 
assistance as the President of the College directs. 

We request that this resolution be recorded in our minutes and that 
copies of it be sent to Mrs. Brown, to President Isaac Miller of Bennett 
College, to Bishop Scott Allen with the request that it be read to the final 
session of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Church to be held at Bennett College March 26 - 28, 1968, and to the North 
Carolina Christian Advocate with the request that it be printed therein. 

James G. Huggin, Chairman 
James C. Stokes, Secretary 

F. RESOLUTION FROM THE COMMITTEE ON 
COURTESY 

BENNETT COLLEGE 
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 

Whereas : March 28, 1968 

The fourth and final session of the North Carolina-Virginia Annual 



86 FOURTH SESSION 



Conference did meet on the campus of Bennett College, Greensboro, North 
Carolina: and, 

Whereas: 

This session, unprecedented in its historical impact on posterity, 
was provided for and set smoothly in motion by the combined efforts of 
the Reverends J. W. Gwyn and J. C. Peters, host superintendent and pastor 
respectively; and, 

Whereas : 

As a direct result of recent developments within the Church, our 
fourth session was privileged to have as its presiding officer the newly- 
elected Bishop L. Scott Allen, who with fatherly wisdom and fraternal 
empathy patiently assisted us in lessening the painful convulsions of an 
annual conference passing into history. Many and devious were the intri- 
cacies concurrent in the eminent changes, and our bishop was skillful and 
meticulous as he guided us through the morass of possibilities, and; 

Whereas : 

Even though regular processes of education and life had the facilities 
of Bennett College taked to capacity, the school, nevertheless, went out 
her usually hospitable way for our comfort and enjoyment, thereby making 
our difficult task more bearable with its singers and music department 
and; 

Whereas: 

The good people of St. Matthews Church, our host church, did in 
every way facilitate our joint efforts, with the use of its hymnals, choir, 
church, fellowship room, and ushers warmth of welcome, and, 

Whereas : 

The long list of General Board members, agency representatives, and 
visitors from surrounding conferences, did indicate their togetherness 
with us, even to the charming of our session by the presentation of the 
first lady of the Area, Mrs. L. Scott Allen, and the Episcopal presences 
of Bishops Gum, Garber and Hunt inspired us with hope, and 

Whereas. 

As the work and business of the Conference preceeded, prodded con- 
stantly on by the incisive admonitions of our resident bishop, and Bishop 
Charles F. Golden, nostal-gia gradually began to give way to an air of 
thrilled expectancy, as we realized that our rondevous with destiny was 
upon us, and, 

Whereas: 

Dr. Major J. Jones, president of Gammon Theological Seminary, and 
Dr. Isaac H. Miller, president of Bennett did pick up the challenge of 
those who decry the need for Christian Higher Education, in the face of 
moral and cultural bankruptcy, 
be it therefore resolved: 

That each of us go down from this encounter with destiny, each of us, 
those who preach, and those who are preached at, resolved to gird our 
lives about us and move out confidently into the nebulous atmosphere of 
a bright new future, pregnant with undreamed of possibilities chanting as 
we go — 

We have come, over a way that 

With tears have been watered; 

We have come treading the path 

Through the blood of the slaughtered, 

Out from the gloomy past 

Till now we stand at lost 

Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. 

Always remembering from whense we have come, and how we have 



NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 8 7 

come, we stand brazenly tall as sons of God and pray to Him who is our 
Father — > 

God of our weary years, 

God of our silent tears, 

Thou who hast brought us 

Thus far on our way — 

Thou who has by thy might 

Led us into the light, 

Keep us forever in thy paths 

We pray — 

Lest our feet, stray from 

The places our God where we 

Met thee — 

Lest our hearts drunk with 

The wine of the world we 

Forget thee: 

Facing the rising sun; 

Of a new day begun — 

Let us march on, 

Till victory is won. 

Done by the Committee 

J. P. Haskins 
Chairman 



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SECTION NUMBER NINE 
RECORD OF PASTORAL SERVICE 



A. CHRONOLOGICAL ROLL OF YEAR FIRST ADMITTED 
TO FULL CONNECTION IN A CONFERENCE 



1902 Charles S. Briggs 1948 

1905 Walter T. Lomax 1950 

1908 Gilbert Haven Caldwell 1950 

1914 Benjamin Laddie Burge 1950 

1918 William Henry Polk 1950 

1918 Grandison M. Phelps 1953 

1919 Arthur M. Ervin 1953 
1924 Robert Belton McRae 1954 

1929 Robert Felton McCallum 1954 

1930 George Edward Hogue 1955 

1931 Leander Anthony Brown 1955 

1933 Ernest Eugene Arter 1957 

1934 Robert Calvin Sharpe 1958 

1935 Ira Amos Friend 1958 
1935 Marcus Samuel Laughlin 1958 

1937 William R. Royster, Sr. 1959 

1938 John Quilla Dula 1959 
1938 Le Mon Mayfield 1960 

1940 Richard Lorenzo Clifford 1961 

1941 Oscar Wilkins Burwick 1961 

1942 Lanneau Hartennui Davis 1961 

1943 T. C. Tarpley 1962 
1943 James Franklin Sawyer 1962 
1943 Ralph David Sharpe 1963 

1943 Samuel Lloyd Townsend 1963 

1944 Otis L. Jasper 1963 

1944 James Hector McCallum 1963 

1945 Clarence Elroy Strickland 1963 

1946 William Richard Crawford 1964 

1946 Alonzo Arthur W. Stowe 1965 

1947 John Wesley Jones 1965 
1947 Glenn Albert Brooks 1966 



William Harrison Phillips 
Joseph Franklin Haskins 
James Enoch McCallum 
James Wesley Gwyn, Sr. 
James Turner Jones 
James Calvin Peters 
Rawle Seymour Porte 
Alexander Matthan Anderson 
James Walter Ferree, Sr. 
Thaddeus Herbert Williams 
Joseph Benjamin Bethea 
Godfrey Lafayette Tate, Jr. 
Avery Edward Robinson 
Theodore Allen Powell 
James Moses Pannell 
Liston Sellers, Jr. 
James Henry Shiver 
Elwood Jennings Jones 
David DeBerry 
Kenneth Carl MC Neil 
Samuel Evans NeSmith 
Cecil Harvey Marcellus, Jr. 
Calvin B. Jenkins 
John Wesley Curry, Jr. 
Henry Joyner, Jr. 
Joseph BeBee Jowers 
Charles Edward Tyson 
William Lrancis Elliott 
Lonnie Thomas 
Kenneth Edward Frazier 
Carl Wayland Renick 
William Thomas Robinson 



B. RECORD OF PASTORAL SERVICE 
NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



ADAMS, DONALD CONRAD, SR. 

1964 Fairfax 2 

1955 Trfd. Baltimore Conf. 



MEMBERS 

1965 Rec'd. in N. C.-Va. Conf.: 

St. Matthews 1 

Died: 9-24-65 



ANDERSON, ALEXANDER M. 

Assoc 1 

1952 Dela. Conf. Brooklyn 

1953 Rec'd. in Lex. Conf. 

Cory Assoc 1 

1954 Racine 1 

1955 Chicago-Rust 2 

1957 Rec'd. in So. West; 

Little Rock: Wesley 2 

1959 Rec'd. in Tenn. Conf. 

Nashville: Clark 6 



ARTER, E. E. 

1933 Morganton & Kingswood . 1 

1934 Alderson-Hinton 2 

1936 Ronmey 2 

1938 Grottoes, Va 2 

1940 Buchanan 1 

1941 Brookville 7 

1948 Atholton 11 

1959 Falls Church 6 

1965 Retired 



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ASHFORD, JAMES DAVID 
1950 Upper Mississippi Conf. 1 

1950 Ripley Ct 

1951 West Point 1 

1952 Ackerman 1 

1953 In School 

1956 Transferred to North 
Carolina Conf. 6-2-56 

1956 Leaksville . . 1 

1957 Newton Granite Falls 1 

1958 E. Thomasville 2 

1960 Maxton 1 

1961 Elkin 1 

1962 Sabbatical Leave 
1965 Involuntary Location 



BAILEY, C. W. 
1946 Wilkesboro, Boone 
1956 Statesville Ct 

BEANE, CHARLES WENDELL 

1959 Arlington 

1964 Appointed to attend 
school 



BETHEA, JOSEPH B. 

1952 In School 

1953 Walhalla 

1954 Ninety Six 

1956 Received in the N. 

Conf. 
1959 Elkin, Jonesville . 

1961 Reidsville 

1965 Supt.: Va. Dist. . 



BLACK, RUGENE 
1943 Brown Summit 
1949 Basses, Raleigh 

1959 S. Greensboro 

1960 Goshen , 



BROOKS, GLENN A. 

1945 Marion 

1947 Statesville 

1949 Asheboro 

1959 Lexington, Midway . . 

1960 East Thomasville, 
Midway . . 

1965 Thomasville, St. Johns 



BROWN, LEANDER A. 
1929 In School 
1931 Pen Hook 2 

1933 High Point Brooks Mem. . . 1 

1934 Lexington 5 

1939 Lenoir . . 1 

1940 Asheville, Berry Temple ..17 

1957 Supt. : Winston Dist 3 

1960 Supt.: Greensboro Dist. .. 3 
1963 Union Memorial, 

Greensboro 4 

Died: 1-16-68 



BROWN, WILLIAM T. 

1943 Kingston 1 

1944 Marumsco, Kingston 2 

1946 Maxton; Piney Grove .. 2 

1948 Raleigh 3 

1951 Fayetteville 3 

1954 Greensboro, Union Mem. . . 3 

1957 Supt.: Greensboro Dist. .. 3 

1960 Browning Chapel 1 

Celia Phelps 

1961 Browning Chapel, Wesley 
Foundation, A&T College 3 

1964 Wesley Foundation, A&T 
College, Trinity 4 

BURGE, BENJAMIN L. 

1912 Lincolnton Ct 2 

1914 Kings Mt. ; Lincolnton .... 1 

1915 Lenoir Ct 1 

1916 Denver, Ebenezer . . 1 

1918 Ebenezer, Cornelius . . 1 

1919 W. Asheville, Waynes- 

ville 2 

1921 Bessemer City 5 

1926 Lawndale, Brooks 3 

1929 Newton, Conover 3 

1932 Lenoir 4 

1936 Marion 4 

1940 Statesville, Phila 2 

1942 Statesville Ct 2 

1944 Newton Ct 13 

1957 Retired 

1957 Mt. Holly 11 

Died 1-7-68 

BURLEY, TERRY J. 

1941 Mt. Airy 4 

1941 Upper Marlboro-St. Luke 3 
1948 In Schol 

1953 Withdrawn 
1963 Readmitted 

1963 Staunton, Va. 2 

1965 N. C.-Conf. Lexington 2 
1967 Lynchburg-Bedford 1 

EURWICK, OSCAR W. 

1939 Lenoir City 

1940 Forest City 

1941 Forest City, Shelby 

1942 Boulware Chapel 

1943 Johns, Beaver Dam 

1944 Gastonia, Cherryville 

1948 Maxton 

1949 Hickory 3 

1952 Maxton 1 

1953 Asheboro 5 

1958 Raleigh 6% 

1964 High Point, St. Mark % 

1965 High Point, St. Mark .... 1 
1986 Newton 2 

EYNUM, CHARLES G. 
1926 Empire 
1928 Newton, Conover 2 



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FOURTH SESSION 



1930 Zion Hill, Hazes 2 

1932 Old Fort, Gladees ... 1 

1933 Greensboro, Southwest 1 

1934 Greensboro, Extension ... 4 
1939 Walkertovvn Chester Gr. . . 1 

1939 Mt. Holly Ct 1 

1940 Johns, Beaver Dam 1 

1941 Advance, Oak Grove 4 

1943 Rural Hall, Pilot Mt 2 

1947 Randleman, St. Peters, 

Mt. Zion 2 

1950 Lincolnton 3 

1953 Mt. Airy 3 

1956 Penhook Ct 1 

1957 Cox Chapel, Shady Gr 3 

1960 Kings Mt.; St. Paul, 

East Bethel 1 

1951 Oxford Ct. 1 

1962 Wilkesboro & Harpers 1 

1963 Ramseur 1 

1964 Piney Grove-Beauty Spot . . 1 

1965 Rural Hall 1 

1966 Retired 

CALDWELL, GILBERT HAVEN 

1908 North Greensboro 1 

1909 In School 

1910 Liberty, Glenola 1 

1911 West Asheville 2 

1913 Statesville, Phila 1 

1914 West Raleigh 3 

1917 In School 

1910 YMCA Army Work 3 

1919 Bennett College (Prof.) . . 2 
1921 Bennett College (Dean) . . 2 
1923 Samuel Houston College 2 

Prof. 
1925 Asheville 5 

1930 Laurinburg, Cool Springs 1 

1931 Supt. : Western Dist. 6 

1937 Winston-Salem, St. Paul . 4 
1941 Conference Youth 

Counselor . 3 

1944 Dallas, Texas, St. Paul . . 4 

1948 Conf. Secretary 
Evangelism 1 

1949 Wesley Tab., Galveston ... 2 

1951 Faculty, Samuel Houston 
College 1 

1952 Professor, Calfin College 2 

1954 Ramseur, Laughlins 3 

1957 Reidsville 4 

1961 Retired; Celia Phelps 6 

CLIFFORD, R. L. 

1938 In School 

1940 Frostburg 1 

1941 Johnstown 1 

1942 Grafton & Morgantown . . 3 

1945 Montgomery 2 

1957 Keyser-Piedmont 1 

1948 Wheeling 5 



1953 Simpson 2 

1955 Centennial 4 

1959 Supt. Va.-Wash. Dist 6 

1965 N. C.-Va. Conf. Executive 

Secretary 2 

1967 St. Andrews-W. -Salem 1 

COLE, WYATT P. 

1946 Oak Grove, Red Bank 2 

1948 Oak Grove, Rural Hall, 

Red Bank 2 

1950 Advance, Elkin 1 

1951 Advance, Pilot Mt., 

Jones, Temple 4 

1955 Pilot Mt., Mount Airy 2 

1957 Trinity Ct. 2 

1959 Trinity: St. Mary's 5 

1964 Forest City, Union Mills . 1 

1965 Piney Grove Ct 1 

1966 Union Parish 2 

CORRY, JOHN G. 

1955 Upper Mississippi Conf. . . 1 

1956 Transferred to N. C. Conf. 

1956 In School, Gammon 
Seminary 

1957 Leaksville 3 

1960 Greensboro: St. Matthews 5 
1965 Trfd. to Tenn.-Ky. Conf. 

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM R. 
1943 In School 

1947 Winston-Salem, Mt. 
Pleasant 18 

1965 Brooks Memorial, High 
Point 3 

CURRY, J. WESLEY 

1963 Appointed to attend 

School . . 1 

1964 Dillon: St. Stephens, 

S. C. Conf 2 

1966 Claflin College 1 

1967 Trfd. N. C.-Va. Conf. 
Richmond: Wesley 1 

DAVIS, L. H. 

1942 Morefield 3 

1945 Anderson-Hinton . 1 

1946 Fallston-Fed. Hill 2 

1948 Huntingstown 4 

1952 W. Staunton 2 

1954 Hereford 4 

1958 Sparrow Point 1 

1959 Altholton 2 

1961 Sabbatical 1 

1962 Edwardsville 1 

1963 Winchester 1 

1964 Lexington-B. V 3 

1967 Hamilton-Leesburg 1 

DEBERRY, DAVID 

1960 Associate Laurel 

1961 Winchester 2 



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1963 Roanoke 3 

1966 Supt. Western District 2 

DUNGEE, CLYDE EVAN 

1961 Fairmont and St. Peter ... 1 

1962 John's, St. Peter 2 

1964 Madison 3 

1967 Ramseur 1 

DULA, JOHN Q. 

1936 Pen Hook 2 

1938 Randleman 2 

1940 Empire Circuit 4 

1944 Forest City 4 

1948 Elkin, Jonesville 8 

1956 Shelby Ct 1 

1957 Mooresville Ct 3 

1960 Marion, Old Fort 7 

1967 Retired 

ELLIOTT, W. F. 

1963 Mooresville 1 

1964 Red Springs 4 

ERWIN, ARTHUR M. 
1918-1945 Charges in the 

N. C. Conf. . . . 28 

1947 Transferred to the 

Wash. Conf 9 

1956 Retired 

Died: 9-29-65 

FERREE, JAMES W. 

1949 Statesville, Phila 6 

1955 Maxton, Beauty Spot 2 

1957 Lumberton, Beauty Spot 6 
1963 Winston-Salem: 

St. Andrews-Walnut Cove 2 

1965 Dist. Supt. Eastern Dist. . . 3 

FRAZIER, KENNETH E. 

1961 Nashville Mission 1 

1962 Shelbyville 1 

1963 Springfield 1 

1964 In School 

1°65 Rec'd. in N. C.-Va. Conf.: 

Arlington-Falls 2 

1967 Raleigh 1 

FRIEND, IRA A. 

1928 Red Bank, Sunny Home ... 1 

1929 Walkertown, Zion Hill, 
Hayes Chapel 7 

1936 Johns, Salem ... 1 

1937 Walkertown, Walnut Cove 1 

1938 Walnut Cove, Hayes 
Chapel 1 

1939 Lowesville, Tuckers 1 

1940 Mooresville Ct 9 

1949 Mount Airy, Jones 

Temple 1 

1950 Wesley Chapel, 

Chapel Hill 5 



1955 Red Springs 3 

1958 Mt. Zion, Thila. 1 

1959 Advance 1 

1960 Retired, Advance 1 

1961 Oxford Ct. .7 

GRAHAM, OSCAR M. 

1944 Bolton 1 

1945 In School 

1948 Forest City 1 

1949 Gastonia 1 

1950 Chaplain, U. S. Army 5 
1955 Goldsboro 3 

1958 Bolton 1 

1959 Maxton 1 

6-5 — '60 Transferred to East 

Tenn. Conf. 
9-60 Transferred to N. C. Conf. 
1961 Hamlet: St. Peters .4 

1965 Cool Springs, Hoffman 1 

1966 Maxton-Johns 2 

GREEN, H. A. 

1925 In School 

1926 Bedford 1 

1927 Morgantown, W. Va 2 

1929 Johnstown, Pa 3 

1932 Aliquippa 1 

1933 Lewisburg, W. Va 3 

1936 Charleston, W. Va 6 

1943 Sarp St., Balto 1 

1943 Lynchburg 2 

1945 McKeesport 3 

1948 St. Mary's Parish 5 

1953 Fairmont-Morganton 2 

1955 Staunton 4 

1959 Alexandria 6 

1964 Retired 

GWYN, JAMES W. 
1948 In School 

1951 Ramseur 2 

1953 Oxford 4 

1957 Winston-Salem: St. An- 
drews, Walnut Cove 6 

1963 Supt. Greensboro Dist. 2 

1965 Supt. Central Dist 

HARRISTON, W. E. 

1917 Empire 

1918 Newport News 1 

1919 Roland, Salem 

1921 Leaksville 5 

1926 South High Point 2 

1928 High Point: Brooks Mem. 1 

1929 Luhberton 

1936 Hickory . . . . ... 3 

1939 Leave of Absence 

1940 Brown Summit Ct. 

1941 Asheboro, Mitchell .... 5 

1946 Greensboro : High Street . . 8 

1954 Sabbatical Leave 1 

1955 Wesley, Chapel Hill . . 



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1959 Wesley 

1960 Retired: Wesley ... 

1961 No Appointment 
1965 Died 



HARKNESS, DAVID S. 

1935 Spring Hill, Central 

Ala. Conference 1 

1936 Scottsboro, Central 

Ala. Conference 1 

1937 In School 

1940 Center Grove Ct., Central 

Ala. Conference 2 

1942 Waynesboro, Savannah, 

Ga., Conference 1 

1943 Macon, Savannah, 

Ga., Conf 1 

1944 Chaplain U. S. Army 4 

1948 Murf reesboro 1 

1949 Transferred to N. C. Conf. 

1949 Gastonia 1 

1950 Kings Mountain 1 

1951 Chaplain U. S. Army .... 1 

1952 Red Springs 1 

1953 Maxton 2 

1955 Marion 5 

1960 Leaksville 4 

1964 Browning Chapel 2 

1966 Sabbatical Leave 1 

1967 Durham 1 

HASKINS, JOSEPH F. 

1949 In School 

1950 Mount Vernon 3 

1953 Laurel 7 

1960 Sabbatical Leave 

1961 Middleburg 2 

1963 Woodlawn 1 

1964 Falls Church 3 

HOGUE, GEORGE E. 

1929 Lenior Ct. 1 

1930 Pen Hook 1 

1931 Franklin 3 

1934 Johns, Beaver Dam 1 

1935 Johns, Salem 1 

1936 Red Springs, St. Marks, 
Hickory Bend 6 

1942 Charlotte: Simpson Mem... 1 

1943 Supt. : Western Dist 6 

1949 Exec. Sec. Conference ... 2 

Board of Education 

1951 Laurinburg 13 

1965 Phila., Brooks 1 

1966 Hamlet % 

1966 Died 

JASPER, OTIS L. 

1942 Lincoln, Purcellville 16 

1958 Hamilton 2 

1960 Purcellville 7 



JENKINS, C. B. 

1958 East Tenn. Conf 2 

1960 In School 

1963 Trfd. into N. C. Conf. 

1963 Newton-Granite Falls 3 

1966 Staunton 1 

1967 Gastonia 1 

JONES, JAMES T. 

1950 Browning Chapel . 1 

1951 Gastonia: Epworth .6 

1957 Gastonia, Beesemer City . . 1 

1958 Gastonia 1 

1960 Durham 2 

1962 Brooks Mem. 1 

1963 Asheville: Berry Tern 5 

JONES, JOHN WESLEY 

1943 Rural Hall, Pilot Mtn. ... 2 

1945 E. Thomas ville-Hoover 
Chapel 1 

1946 E. Thomas ville, Hoover 
Chapel and Andrews Grove 2 

1948 E. Thomasville, Hoover 

Chapel and Chestnut Grove 10 

1958 Asheboro: St. Luke, St. 
Mark ... 1 

1959 Mitchell added to charge 8 
1967 Basses and Raleigh 

Cross Rds 1 

JOWERS, J. B. 
1963 Transfered to N. C. 
Conference 

1963 Prof. Bennett College 1 

St. Mark's: High Point 

1964 Mount Carmel 4 

JOYNER, HENRY, JR. 

1960 Collins Grove, Holmes 
Grove . . 1 

1961 Lexington 3 

1964 Raleigh Crossroads 1 

1963 Lumberton 2 

1967 Trfd.— S. C. Conf. 

KELLEY, J. DAVID 

1926 Methodist Episcopal Church 1 

1927 In Seminary 3 

1930 African Methodist Church 15 
1946 Delaware Conference 

St. Paul, Jamaica 8 

1954 East Tennessee Conference 

East Vine Avenue 4 

1958 Washington Conference 

Wesley Memorial 9 

1967 Galilee, Edwardsville 2 

LAUGHLIN, M. SAMUEL 

1933 Pen Hook 3 

1936 Ramseur 4 

1940 Red Springs, Beauty 

Spot 1 

1941 Marion, Old Fort 1 






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1942 Marion Ct. . 2 

1944 Marion : Addie Chapel 1 

1945 Madison, Stoneville 2 

1947 Winston-Salem, St. 
Andrew's 6 

1953 St. Home, Winston- 
Salem 2 

1955 Statesville 1 

1956 Wilkesboro Ct 2 

1958 Lowesville 2 

1960 Lowesville, Motts Gr 1 

1961 Lowesville, St. Paul 2 

1963 Lenoir 5 

LOMAX, WALTER T. 
1903 Greensboro, High Street .2 

1905 Central Randolph 5 

1910 Reidsville Ct. 2 

1912 Greensboro, South 3 

1915 Greensboro, Northwest .... 9 

1924 Hickory 5 

1929 Reidsville 4 

1933 High Point, St. Mark's .... 9 
1941 Basses, Raleigh Cross- 
roads 8 

1949 Retired 

1950 Brown Summit Charge 8 

1958 Kernersville 1 

1959 No Appointment 
Died 11/12/65 

MARCELLUS, CECIL H. JR. 

1956 Hartsville Ct 1 

1957 Nashville-Braden 7 

1964 Memphis-Warren 1 

1965 Rec'd. in N. C.-Va. Conf.: 
Reidsville 3 

McCALLUM, F. FELTON 

1937 Tazewell 1 

1938 S. Pittsburg 1 

1939 Chattanooga, Grace 2 

1941 Clade Springs Ct 1 

1942 Winchester 1 

1943 Stubenville 2 

1945 Maysville 2 

1946 Evansville, Rockport 2 

1948 Detroit Mitchell Mem 1 

1949 Owensboro 1 

1950 New Zion 2 

1952 New London, Sec. Meth. 1 

1953 Newport News 1 

1954 Sanford Ct 1 

1955 Kings Mountain 2 

1957 Red Springs 2 

1959 Chapel Hill 1 

1960 Chapel Hill Ct 1 

1961 Brown Summit 1 

1962 Ramseur 1 

1D63 Retired 

McCALLUM, JAMES ENOCH 

1947 In School 

1950 Newport News and 



Pleasant Ridge 1 

1951 Conference Director of 

Religious Education 5 

1956 Chaplain, Wiley Chapel 9 

1964 Gastonia 3 

1967 Charlotte 1 

McCALLUM, JAMES H. 
1942 Hoffman Ct 2 

1944 Bomore, Mt. Zion 4 

1948 Bomore, Piney Grove 1 

1949 Laurinburg, Cool Springs 2 

1951 Maxton 2 

1953 Cool Springs, Hoffman . . 3 

1956 Johns St., Piney Gr 7 

1963 Fayetteville; John Wesley 5 

McCALLUM, MARSHALL 
1921 Greensboro; Northwest ... 3 

1924 In School 

1927 Shelby, Kings Mt 1 

1928 Boston Univ., Asst. Pastor, 
Fourth St. Meth. Church, 
Boston, Mass 1 

1929 Newport News 1 

1930 Calffin College 4 

1934 Orangeburg, Trinity 
Charge, Prof., Allen 

Univ 10 

1945 Lenoir 3 

1948 Reidsville, Mt. Zion 3 

1951 Hamlet 6 

1957 Asheville 6 

1963 High Point, Brooks Mem. . . 2 

1965 Shelby 3 

McCALLUM, ROBERT FRANK 

1926 Arlington 1 

1927 Elkin 3 

1930 Greensboro, South 3 

1933 Leaksville 2 

1935 Winston-Salem, St. 
Andrews 7 

1942 Supt.: Winston Dist 3 

1945 Supt.: Laurinburg Dist. .. 3 

1948 St. John, Midway 7 

1955 St. Home 4 

1959 Mt. Tabor 1 

1960 Retired: Mt. Tabor 3 

1963 Oak Grove 1 

1964 Gastonia 1 

McLEAN, DANIEL HUGH 
1942 Daytona Beach, Fla. 2 

1944 Gainesville, Fla. 1 

1953 Lumberton 4 

1957 Hamlet 4 

1961 Forest City, Union Mills . . 3 

1964 Lexington, Chestnut Gr. . . 1 

1965 Died 

McLEOD, EDWARD MORTON 

1925 Catawba Ct 2 



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1927 Catawba Ct 1 

1928 Lowesville, McPelah, 

St. James 4 

1932 Shelby, Brooks 3 

1935 Forest City, Shelby 2 

1937 Bowmore, Mt. Zion 4 

1941 Ramseur 3 

1944 Leaksville . . 5 

1949 Bowmore, Piney Gr 5 

1954 Johns, Piney Grove 2 

1956 Bolton 1 

1957 Retired 

MCNELL, KENNETH C. 

1959 In School 

1960 Ennis 1 

1961 Mexia: Union Mem 1 

1962 Trfd. to C. West Conf.: 
Des Moines 3 

1965 So. Iowa (Merger) Des 
Moines and Burns — 1 

1966 Trfd., N. C.-Va. Conf.: 
Raleigh 1 

1967 Lexington, Chestnut Gr., 
Brooks . . . 1 

McRAE, ROBERT B. 

1922 Goldsboro 1 

1923 Ramseur 6 

1928 Franklin 1 

1929 Winston-Salem: 

Mt. Pleasant 1 

1930 Hamlet 9 

1939 Charlotte 1 

1940 Supt. : Laurinburg Dist. . . 5 

1945 High Point: St. Mark's 5 

1950 Reidsville 2 

1952 Forest City 2 

1954 Fayetteville 8 

1962 Saints' Home 1 

1963 Maston 2 

1966 Died 

MAYFIELD, LE MON 

1936 Randleman 2 

1938 Guilford, Kernersville .... 1 

1940 Marion 2 

1941 High Point, Brooks Mem. 10 

1951 Supt. : Winston Dist. . . 6 
1957 Winston-Salem; St. Paul 11 

MEDFORD, BOOKER T. 

(Supply Until 1959) 

1960 Staunton 4 

1963 Asbury, Richmond 2 

1965 Forest City 1 

1966 Withdrawn 

MOORE, DOUGLAS E. 
1950 In School 

1953 Ramseur 1 

1954 Leaksville 2 



1956 Exec. Sec, Durham 4 

1960 Missionary 7 

1967 Arlington 1 

MURPHY, MILES, JR. 

1956 Laurinburg Ct 3 

1959 Rhyne Mem.; Red Springs 5 
1964 Chaplain U. S. Air Force . . 3 
1967 Chaplain V. A. Hospital . . 1 

NeSMITH, SAMUEL EVANS 

1960 In School, Gammon 
Seminary 

1961 Warren St. ; Mt. Carmel ... 1 

1962 Warren St.; Mt. Carmel, 

Ex. Sec. Bd. of Ed 2 

1964 Raleigh 2 

1966 Alexandra 2 

PANNELL, JAMES M. 

1960 Faith 2 

1962 Lynchburg 5 

1967 Richmond: Asbury 1 

PATTERSON, GEORGE W. 

1923 Boone 1 

1926 Mooresville, Mayhew 2 

1928 Marion 1 

1929 Forest City 1 

1930 Wilkesboro 2 

1932 West Asheville 1 

1933 Wilkesboro 1 

1934 Catawba 2 

1936 Newton, Conover 3 

1939 Statesville, Phila 1 

1940 King's Mt. Ct. 1 

1941 Elkin 3 

1944 John's Beaver Dam 2 

1946 John's Beauty Spot 1 

1947 Rowland, Salem 2 

1949 Mooresville 8 

1957 Kings Mountain 2 

1959 Phila., Brooks 2 

1961 Retired, Denver 2 

1963 No Appointment 

PATTERSON, JOHN JETHRO 

1940 Fayetteville 3 

1943 Hamlet 7 

1950 High Point, St. Mark's . . 10 

1960 Supt. : Winston District ... 5 

1965 Supt: Western District .... 1 

1966 Hickory 2 

PHELPS, GRANDISON M., SR. 

1918 Reidsville 7 

1925 Supt. : Wilmington Dist. . . 5 
1930 Winston-Salem : St. Paul . . 7 

1937 Supt. : Western District ... 6 
1943 Charlotte, Simpson Mem. . . 2 

1945 Greensboro, St. Matthews . 5 
1950 Supt. : Greensboro Dist. ... 6 
1957 Union Mem., Greensboro . . 6 
1963 Retired: Mt. Tabor 5 



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PHILLIPS, H. W. 

1941 Penhook, Boon Mill . 

1942 Saints Home, Winston- 
Salem 

1953 St. Andrews, Winston- 
Salem 

1957 Supt. : Western Dist. . . 

1963 Hickory, Conover 

1966 Died 

PORTE, RAWLE S. 
1945-1949 Seminary 
1949-1964 British Meth. 

Conference 

1964 Washington Conference 

1965 N.C.-Va. Conf. Asbury in 
Rich 

1967 Staunton 



SELLERS, LISTON, JR. 
1 1957 Zion Hill; Laughlin and 

Ramseur . . .... 3 

11 1960 Raleigh Cross Road and 

Bass Chapel 1 

4 1961 Bass Chapel 2 

6 1962 Elkin-Jonesville Circuit 3 

3 1965 Mt. Pleasant (Winston- 
Salem) 2 

1967 St. Mark 1 

SHARPE, RALPH DAVID 
1943 Lumberton, New Zion 6 

• 15 1949 Maxton 1 

1 1950 Hickory 12 

1963 Supt.: Western District .. 2 

. 2 1965 St. Andrews 1% 

. 1 1966 Died 



POWELL, THEODORE ALLEN 

1958 In School, Gammon Sem. 

1959 Catawba Circuit 1 

1960 Forest City 1 

1961 Phil., Brooks 4 

1965 Hamlet 1 

1966 Cool Springs 1 

RENICK, CARL 

1963 Covington 3 

1966 Lexington— B.V 2 



ROBINSON, AVERY E., JR. 
1956 Franklin 

1958 Shelby, Brooks 

1959 Shelby, Grace Mission 

1960 Shelby 

1961 Shelby, Bessemer 
1965 Saints Home, Winston- 
Salem 



ROBINSON, WILLIAM THOMAS 

1966 Trfd. to N. C. Va. Conf.: 
Forest City 2 

ROYSTER, WILLIAM R., SR. 

1946 Statesville Circuit 1 

1947 Addie Chapel, Glades 

Old Fort 1 

1948 Marion 7 

1955 Shelby Circuit 1 

1956 South Greensboro 3 

1959 Saints Home, Winston- 
Salem 2 

1961-1962 Fayetteville 1 

1963 Lumberton 2 

1965 Elkin 3 

SAWYER, JAMES FRANKLIN 

1943 Sanford Ct 4 

194? Johns, Beauty Spot 6 

1953 Rowland 7 

1960 Rowland, Salem 4 

1964 Wall Chapel & Mt. Zion . . 3 

1967 Cool Springs 1 



SHARPE, ROBERT C. 
1933 Thomasville, East, Midway 4 
1937 High Point, Brooks Mem. 4 
1941 Browning, St. James . . 3 

1944 Greensboro, Northwest 2 

1946 Durham 4 

1950 Warren St., Mt. Carmel, 

Greensboro 4 

1954 Supt.: Laurinburg District 6 

1960 Lenoir . . 3 

1963 Saints Home, Winston- 
Salem . . 2 

1965 Retired: Staunton. Va 1 

SHIVERS, JAMES HENRY 

1957 Wilmington 10 

SMITH, HARRY ALEXANDER 

1954 Salisbury 1 

1955 Advance 3 

1958 Madison Charge 6 

1964 Leaksville 4 

STRICKLAND, CLARENCE E. 

1941 Hickory Bend 

1943 Goldsboro 1 

1944 Phila., St. Peters .... 1 

1945 Shelby 10 

1955 Charlotte, Simpson 11 

1967 Hamlet 1 

STOWE, ARTHUR WILLIS 

1942 Boone Ct. 

1943 Cornelius Ct 2 

1945 Lowesville Ct. 

1958 Newton & Granite Falls 3 

1961 Maxton & Bolton . . 2 

1963 Cool Springs & Phila. 

1964 Mooresville .... . . 4 

TATE, GODFREY 
LAFAYETTE, JR. 

1955 Admitted on trial to 
Wash. Conf. 

1955 In School 



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1957 Ronceverte-White Sulphur 
Springs Charge 3 

1960 Norfolk 1 

1961 Trfd. to N. C. Conf. 

1961 Norfolk 7 

TARPLEY, THOMAS CLEMINE 
1943 Walnut, Walkertown 2 

1945 Chestnut Grove 1 

1946 Chestnut Grove, 

Laughlin Memorial 7 

1953 Randleman, Kernersville . . 1 

1954 Shady Grove, Cox Chapel . 3 

1957 Collins Grove 3 

1960 Ramseur 2 

1962 Brown Summit 3 

1965 Empire Vh 

1966 Died 

TOWNSEND, SAMUEL L. 

1940 Phila., New Zion. 1 

1941 Newport News, 

Pleasant Ridge 2 

1943 Greensboro, Northwest ... 1 

1944 Wilmington 1 

1945 Reidsville 3 

1948 Lenoir 13 

1960 Supt.: Laurinburg Dist. ... 4 
1965 Laurinburg 3 



THOMAS, LONNIE 
1962 In School 
1964 Woodbine Ct. Ga. Conf. . . 2 

1966 Received in N. C.-Va. 
Conf.: Roanoke-Salem, 
Buchanan 2 

TYSON, CHARLES EDWARD 
1958 Wilkesboro Circuit 2 

1962 Durham 5 

1967 S. C. Dept. of Cor 1 

WHITTED, JUDGE 

1963 St. James 1 

1964 Trinity 1 

1965 Died 

WILLIAMS, THADDEUS 

1952 In School 

1953 Williamston 3 

1956 Pickens 2 

1958 South Greenville 2 

1960 Level Green 5 

1965 Bennettsville Ct 1 

1966 Trfd. to N. C.-Va. Conf.: 
Leemont 2 





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